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Francisco Pena | Catcher | #27

Team: Baltimore Orioles
Age / DOB:  (28) / 10/12/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 230
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2006 / UDFA / NYM
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Orioles sent C Francisco Pena outright to Triple-A Norfolk.
Pena was designated for assignment June 10 for the third time in 2017, and for the third time in 2017 he passed through waivers unclaimed. The 27-year-old catcher is a .246/.271/.404 career hitter in 60 plate appearances at the major league level. Jun 13 - 4:58 PM

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Orioles designated C Francisco Peña for assignment.

The move opens a roster spot for Welington Castillo, who is ready to return from the disabled list. Peña saw only three at-bats during this most recent stay at the major league level. He'll probably clear waivers again.
Jun 10 - 3:19 PM

Orioles recalled C Francisco Pena from Triple-A Norfolk.

The Orioles needed additional catching depth after Welington Castillo was placed on the disabled list with a groin injury earlier on Wednesday. Caleb Joseph will likely see the majority of starting at-bats until Castillo is healthy enough to make his return.
May 31 - 7:09 PM

Orioles sent C Francisco Peña outright to Triple-A Norfolk.

Peña cleared waivers after being designated for assignment last week. The 27-year-old has appeared in 17 games with the Orioles over the past two seasons and will continue to provide depth behind the plate in the minors.
May 23 - 1:31 PM

Orioles designated C Francisco Peña for assignment.

Peña was 4-for-7 with two home runs in three games for Baltimore, but he got the boot Wednesday with Welington Castillo (shoulder) back from the disabled list. The 27-year-old catcher will likely draw some interest on waivers.
May 17 - 3:55 PM

Francisco Pena hit a pair of home runs in a loss to the Royals on Saturday.

There was some question over whether the 27-year-old would even be available for the game after missing four straight contests with a thumb injury, so nobody had him coming back to hit two homers in his return. The homers were the second and third of his major league career. Despite Saturday's game to remember, Pena will likely be shuttled back to Triple-A Norfolk when Welington Castillo returns from the disabled list, likely soon.
May 13 - 11:09 PM

Francisco Pena was forced to leave Sunday's game against the White Sox due to an injured thumb.

Pena suffered the injury while catching warm-up pitches in between innings. He had been 2-for-3 with a run scored on the afternoon before departing. Expect an update on his status after the game.
May 7 - 4:14 PM

Orioles purchased the contract of C Francisco Peña from Triple-A Norfolk.

He'll back up Caleb Joseph at catcher with Welington Castillo (shoulder) landing on the disabled list Tuesday. Peña is a weak .239/.289/.379 career hitter in the minors.
May 2 - 5:50 PM

Orioles re-assigned Cs Francisco Peña and Audry Perez to minor league camp.

Peña and Perez were merely extra backstops to throw to this spring. They'll represent depth in the minors.
Mar 21 - 5:12 PM

Orioles sent C Francisco Peña outright to Triple-A Norfolk.

Peña cleared waivers after being designated for assignment late last week. He'll remain in camp as catching depth.
Feb 15 - 1:59 PM

Orioles designated C Francisco Peña for assignment.

The move clears a spot on the 40-man roster for Gabriel Ynoa. Peña, 27, has seen spot duty in the majors the last three seasons, hitting just .191/.224/.255.
Feb 10 - 11:31 AM

Orioles recalled C Francisco Peña from Triple-A Norfolk.

Peña will give the Orioles another catcher while Matt Wieters is on paternity leave. He's hit .212/.257/.303 in 10 games with the big club this season.
Sun, Aug 21, 2016 08:51:00 AM

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.
Thu, Jun 30, 2016 09:41:00 PM

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.
Tue, May 31, 2016 02:30:00 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.
Tue, May 31, 2016 12:58:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Welington Castillo
2Caleb Joseph
1B1Chris Davis
2B1Jonathan Schoop
SS1Tim Beckham
2J.J. Hardy
3B1Manny Machado
2Ryan Flaherty
LF1Trey Mancini
2Craig Gentry
3Joey Rickard
CF1Adam Jones
2Austin Hays
RF1Seth Smith
2Anthony Santander
DH1Mark Trumbo
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Kevin Gausman
2Jeremy Hellickson
3Dylan Bundy
4Wade Miley
5Ubaldo Jimenez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Zach Britton
2Brad Brach
3Darren O'Day
4Mychal Givens
5Chris Tillman
6Richard Bleier
7Miguel Castro
8Donnie Hart
9Gabriel Ynoa
10Tanner Scott
11Jimmy Yacabonis
12Mike Wright