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Ramiro Pena | Second Baseman

Team: San Diego Padres
Age / DOB:  (29) / 7/18/1985
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 200
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
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Padres signed INF Ramiro Pena to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.
Pena, 29, batted .245/.304/.347 in 81 games with the Braves last season. He'll try to secure a bench job in the spring. Jan 26 - 4:15 PM

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Ramiro Pena has elected free agency.

Pena was designated for assignment to make room on the Braves' 40-man roster, and he's chosen to test the market rather than accept an assignment to Triple-A Gwinnett. The 29-year-old batted .245/.304/.347 in 81 games with the Braves this past season.
Sat, Dec 6, 2014 08:07:00 PM

Braves sent INF Ramiro Pena outright to Triple-A Gwinnett.

Pena was designated for assignment earlier in the week to make room on the 40-man roster. He was arbitration eligible this winter, which may have played a role in the move as well. It's unclear if he'll accept the assignment or attempt to find a better opportunity elsewhere through free agency.
Wed, Nov 26, 2014 09:03:00 PM

Braves designated 2B Ramiro Pena for assignment.

Pena batted .245/.304/.347 in a reserve role this past season. The 29-year-old was removed from the 40-man roster so the club could protect some young players from the upcoming Rule 5 Draft.
Wed, Nov 19, 2014 08:27:00 PM

Ramiro Pena went 2-for-4 with a homer as the Braves' No. 9 hitter on Monday.

If the Braves decide to replace Dan Uggla, it's expected to be with Triple-A Gwinnett's Tommy La Stella. Pena, though, is probably a better defender than both of those guys, and he's been a reasonable enough hitter in 129 at-bats over the last two years. He likely earned himself another start on Tuesday anyway.
Tue, May 6, 2014 12:03:00 AM

Ramiro Pena belted a three-run homer, his first of the season, in Friday's extra-inning win over the Nationals.

Pena's long ball off Tanner Roark highlighted a four-run uprising in the second inning. With his 1-for-4 effort on Friday, the light-hitting infielder is now hitting .222/.222/.556 in limited action on the year.
Fri, Apr 11, 2014 11:45:00 PM

Ramiro Pena doubled twice and drove in a run against the Mets on Sunday.

Pena was a nice surprise for the Braves last year, hitting .278/.330/.443 in 97 at-bats, before going down with a torn labrum. He's healthy now and ready to serve as a backup throughout the infield. He probably won't hit so well again, but if he does, he should steal time away from Dan Uggla at second. He is the better defender of the two, after all.
Sun, Mar 9, 2014 05:22:00 PM

Ramiro Pena (shoulder) will not have any restrictions at the start of spring camp.

Pena hit .278/.330/.443 in 107 plate appearances last season prior to undergoing shoulder surgery in June. The 28-year-old projects to begin the season as a utility infielder.
Tue, Feb 11, 2014 12:17:00 PM

Braves and INF Ramiro Pena avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year contract.

No word on the terms involved. Pena, who was arbitration-eligible for the first time this winter, hit .278/.330/.443 in 107 plate appearances this year prior to undergoing season-ending shoulder surgery in June. However, the Braves are apparently confident that he'll be fine for 2014.
Mon, Dec 2, 2013 05:15:00 PM

Braves transferred INF Ramiro Pena from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

Pena underwent season-ending shoulder surgery in late June. This was merely a procedural move.
Mon, Sep 2, 2013 08:54:00 AM

The Braves may look to trade for a backup infielder and left-handed bench bat via a waivers trade this month.

Ramiro Pena's season ended due to a torn right labrum in June. Earlier this week, Braves general manager Frank Wren was able to pull off a trade for Angels' reliever Scott Downs, who filled perhaps Atlanta's most pressing hole, but couldn't consummate a swap to fortify his bench. "I think there's a good chance (of another trade), once we have a better sense, get guys healthy, get the team functioning the way we see it functioning going forward - that's short of other injuries," Wren said. "I think we'll probably have some other activity, but all in all we're pretty happy. The club is playing as well as we've played all year long. There're a lot of positives."
Fri, Aug 2, 2013 08:50:00 AM

Ramiro Pena will undergo surgery on Thursday to repair a torn right labrum.

No timetable for his return has been given, but it would presumably be season-ending. Pena originally hurt the shoulder on June 9 and was finally placed on the DL late last week.
Wed, Jun 26, 2013 11:45:00 PM

Ramiro Pena will receive a second opinion on his ailing right shoulder on Wednesday.

Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez declined to not what the first diagnosis is, which probably isn't a good sign. Pena originally hurt the shoulder on June 9 and was finally placed on the DL late last week.
Tue, Jun 25, 2013 06:31:00 PM

Braves placed INF Ramiro Pena on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to June 17, with a right shoulder injury.

Pena originally hurt the shoulder on June 9 and has been trying to play through the pain. It's not clear how long he'll be out. Paul Janish has taken his spot on the roster.
Fri, Jun 21, 2013 01:52:00 PM

Ramiro Pena (shoulder) went 0-for-3 in his return to action Tuesday.

Pena left Sunday's game with right shoulder soreness, but he made the start at third base Tuesday night. The 27-year-old is batting .283 with three homers and a .783 OPS in 48 games as a utility infielder this season.
Wed, Jun 12, 2013 08:39:00 AM

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PosRoleName
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2Tim Federowicz
3Wil Nieves
1B1Yonder Alonso
2Tommy Medica
3Jake Goebbert
4Brett Wallace
2B1Jedd Gyorko
2Ramiro Pena
3Taylor Lindsey
SS1Alexi Amarista
2Clint Barmes
3B1Will Middlebrooks
2Yangervis Solarte
3Cory Spangenberg
4Josh Bell
LF1Justin Upton
2Carlos Quentin
3Rymer Liriano
CF1Wil Myers
2Cameron Maybin
3Abraham Almonte
4Trayvon Robinson
RF1Matt Kemp
2Will Venable
3Alex Dickerson
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1James Shields
2Andrew Cashner
3Ian Kennedy
4Tyson Ross
5Odrisamer Despaigne
6Brandon Morrow
7Josh Johnson
8Robbie Erlin
9Cory Luebke
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Joaquin Benoit
2Kevin Quackenbush
3Shawn Kelley
4Dale Thayer
5Brandon Maurer
6Nick Vincent
7Alex Torres
8Scott Elbert
9Jose Valverde
10Frank Garces
11Leonel Campos
12Chris Rearick
13Tayron Guerrero
14Marcos Mateo