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The Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles announced on Thursday that they have signed minor league slugger Carlos Peguero to a one-year contract worth ¥25 million.

The left-handed hitting Peguero batted .283 with five home runs in 44 games with the Memphis Redbirds, the St. Louis Cardinals’ Triple-A affiliate, this season.

Peguero has hit 179 homers in his minor league career, 13 in the majors.

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