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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
Contract: view contract details

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Orioles optioned C Francisco Pena to Triple-A Norfolk.
He's no longer needed now that backup catcher Caleb Joseph is back after missing a month with a groin injury. Pena hit .219 with one homer and three RBI during his nine-game stint with Baltimore. He'll be called up again the next time an Orioles catcher gets hurt. Jun 30 - 9:41 PM

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Orioles recalled C Francisco Peña from Triple-A Norfolk.

He'll replace the injured Caleb Joseph (testicular injury) on the active roster. Peña, 26, was batting just .200/.241/.250 over 87 plate appearances in Triple-A and can be ignored in fantasy leagues.
May 31 - 2:30 PM

The Orioles are expected to call up Francisco Pena from Triple-A Norfolk on Tuesday.

He'll take the roster spot of Caleb Joseph, who will be placed on the 15-day disabled list with a groin injury. Pena, 26, is batting .200/.241/.250 over 87 plate appearances in Triple-A this season.
May 31 - 12:58 PM

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

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.
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

Depth Charts

C1Matt Wieters
2Caleb Joseph
1B1Chris Davis
2B1Jonathan Schoop
SS1J.J. Hardy
3B1Manny Machado
2Ryan Flaherty
LF1Hyun Soo Kim
2Joey Rickard
3Nolan Reimold
CF1Adam Jones
RF1Mark Trumbo
DH1Pedro Alvarez
Starting Pitcher
S1Chris Tillman
2Yovani Gallardo
3Kevin Gausman
4Dylan Bundy
5Vance Worley
Relief Pitcher
R1Zach Britton
2Darren O'Day
3Brad Brach
4Mychal Givens
5Logan Ondrusek
6Ubaldo Jimenez
7Brian Duensing
8Ashur Tolliver
9Odrisamer Despaigne
10T.J. McFarland
11Tyler Wilson