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Francisco Peña | Catcher | #27

Team: Baltimore Orioles
Age / DOB:  (26) / 10/12/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 230
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2006 / UDFA / NYM
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Orioles optioned C Francisco Pena to Triple-A Norfolk.
The 26-year-old backstop wasn't expected to make the big league club as the O's are set with a healthy Matt Wieters and Caleb Joseph behind the dish. He'll bide his time at Triple-A until injury strikes. Apr 1 - 11:37 PM

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Orioles acquired C Francisco Pena from the Royals for cash considerations.

The Royals designated Pena for assignment earlier on Wednesday before shipping him over to the Orioles. The 26-year-old saw just six games of major league action in 2015. In 374 at-bats (95 at-bats) with Triple-A Omaha, he hit .251/.305/.430 with 13 homers and 48 RBI.
Wed, Dec 2, 2015 08:15:00 PM

Royals designated C Francisco Pena for assignment.

The move clears a spot for the newly-acquired Tony Cruz on the 40-man roster. The 26-year-old Pena appeared in eight games with the Royals this past season, but spent most of the year in Triple-A.
Wed, Dec 2, 2015 10:27:00 AM

Royals recalled C Francisco Pena from Triple-A Omaha.

Pena will come up as a third catcher behind Salvador Perez and Drew Butera. The 25-year-old batted .251/.305/.430 with 13 home runs and 48 RBI over 95 games in Triple-A this year.
Tue, Sep 1, 2015 03:46:00 PM

Royals C prospect Francisco Pena launched three homers Tuesday in a win for Triple-A Omaha.

In doing so, Pena became the first Omaha player to record three homers in a game since Mike Moustaskas in 2010. It was the fourth three-homer game in the minor leagues this season and the first in the Pacific Coast League. Pena blasted 27 home runs for Omaha last year en route to a PCL All-Star nod. He struck out in his first big league at-bat earlier this season.
Source: MILB.com
Wed, Jun 17, 2015 01:49:00 PM

Royals optioned C Francisco Peña to Triple-A Omaha.

He was only with the big club for a couple days. Drew Butera has replaced Pena as Salvador Perez's backup.
Fri, May 8, 2015 03:11:00 PM

Royals recalled C Francisco Pena from Triple-A Omaha.

Pena will serve as the backup to Royals catcher Salvador Perez while Erik Kratz recovers from a foot injury. Pena, 25, is doubtful to carry much fantasy value.
Wed, May 6, 2015 04:54:00 PM

Royals optioned C Francisco Pena to Triple-A Omaha.

The 25-year-old slugger had just three hits in 17 Cactus League at-bats (.176). He'll continue to function as organizational catching depth for the Royals, and should get a chance with the big league club should injury strike during the upcoming season.
Sun, Mar 22, 2015 08:30:00 PM

Royals recalled C Francisco Pena from Triple-A Omaha.

Pena will serve as an emergency third catcher and bench bat for the Royals for the stretch run. The 24-year-old had 27 homers in 96 games this season at Triple-A, but that came alongside a .240 average and .280 OBP.
Mon, Sep 1, 2014 02:14:00 PM

Royals optioned C Francisco Peña to Triple-A Omaha.

Salvador Perez is over his hand injury, so the Royals no longer have use for Pena. He returns to a .240/.309/.540 batting line at Triple-A.
Sun, May 25, 2014 01:35:00 PM

Royals recalled C Francisco Pena from Triple-A Omaha.

He'll provide some insurance over the next couple of days while Salvador Perez (hand) is on the mend. Pena, 24, was batting .240/.309/.540 over 111 plate appearances in Triple-A this year. He's not a fantasy option.
Tue, May 20, 2014 03:07:00 PM

Royals signed C Francisco Peña to a one-year contract.

Despite not having any major league experience, Pena gets a big league deal and could open the year as Salvador Perez's backup.. The 24-year-old Pena has never appeared in the majors and spent 2013 between Double- and Triple-A with the Mets, batting .254/.300/.429 with nine homers.
Sun, Nov 17, 2013 12:26:00 PM

Francisco Pena went 3-for-4 for low Single-A Savannah on Wednesday, giving him 10 hits in his last four games.

The 18-year-old Pena is hitting .297/.327/.426 in his second year in the Sally League. Tony's son has terrific defensive potential, so if he turns into an adequate hitter, he should have a future as a major league regular.
Thu, May 8, 2008 11:01:00 AM

Francisco Pena went 2-for-3 with a homer and two walks Wednesday for low Single-A Savannah.

Pena didn't drive in a run during April, so he is making progress with three homers this month. At age 17, he doesn't need to do much offensively this year to remain a quality prospect. He's currently at .254/.324/.341 in 126 at-bats.
Thu, May 31, 2007 01:43:00 PM

17-year-old Francisco Pena went 4-for-4 with a double Saturday for low Single-A Savannah.

Tony's son probably won't do a lot offensively this year, but just holding his own in full-season ball would be pretty impressive. He's 7-for-17 so far.
Mon, Apr 9, 2007 02:10:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Matt Wieters
2Caleb Joseph
1B1Chris Davis
2B1Jonathan Schoop
2Ryan Flaherty
SS1J.J. Hardy
3B1Manny Machado
LF1Joey Rickard
2Nolan Reimold
3Hyun-soo Kim
CF1Adam Jones
RF1Mark Trumbo
DH1Pedro Alvarez
2Jimmy Paredes
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Tillman
2Yovani Gallardo
3Ubaldo Jimenez
4Kevin Gausman
5Mike Wright
6Tyler Wilson
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Zach Britton
2Darren O'Day
3Brad Brach
4Brian Matusz
5Mychal Givens
6T.J. McFarland
7Dylan Bundy
8Vance Worley