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Ramiro Pena | Second Baseman

Team: Atlanta Braves
Age / DOB:  (29) / 7/18/1985
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 200
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
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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. May 6 - 12:03 AM

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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.
Apr 11 - 11:45 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.
Mar 9 - 5:22 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.
Feb 11 - 12:17 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

Ramiro Pena felt some right shoulder soreness when having to dive on two separate occasions during Sunday's game.

Pena had to leave the game due to the ailment. The good news is that he's available off the bench Monday and could be ready to start on Tuesday, if needed.
Mon, Jun 10, 2013 11:08:00 PM

Ramiro Pena went 3-for-4 and knocked in four of Atlanta's 11 runs against the Blue Jays on Thursday.

Many chuckled when the Braves gave Pena a major league deal as a minor league free agent, but no one is laughing now. The former Yankee has been outstanding in his utility role, hitting .319/.375/.486 with seven extra-base hits and 12 RBI in 72 at-bats. He was a .233/.266/.288 hitter in 313 at-bats entering the season.
Thu, May 30, 2013 10:24:00 PM

Ramiro Pena launched a go-ahead two-run homer in a 6-4 win over the Nationals in 10 innings on Friday.

The Braves trailed 4-0 at one point, but battled back in the ninth and went ahead with Pena's blast off Craig Stammen. It was just his third career homer in 188 games and his first since June 15, 2011 as a member of the Yankees. While it was a nice moment for the 27-year-old, he doesn't hold any value in fantasy leagues.
Fri, Apr 12, 2013 11:10:00 PM

Ramiro Pena went 3-for-3 on Wednesday to raise his spring average to .306.

With Paul Janish sidelined, Pena will have a spot on the Braves as a backup infielder. He might have had one anyway. He shouldn't have any fantasy value at all, though.
Wed, Mar 27, 2013 05:01:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Evan Gattis
2Gerald Laird
3Christian Bethancourt
1B1Freddie Freeman
2Joey Terdoslavich
2B1Tommy La Stella
2Phil Gosselin
SS1Andrelton Simmons
3B1Chris Johnson
2Ramiro Pena
LF1Justin Upton
2Ryan Doumit
CF1B.J. Upton
2Emilio Bonifacio
3Jose Constanza
RF1Jason Heyward
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Julio Teheran
2Mike Minor
3Ervin Santana
4Aaron Harang
5Alex Wood
6Brandon Beachy
7Kris Medlen
8Gavin Floyd
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Craig Kimbrel
2David Carpenter
3Jordan Walden
4Shae Simmons
5Anthony Varvaro
6James Russell
7David Hale
8Luis Avilan
9Juan Jaime
10Chasen Shreve
11Gus Schlosser
12Aaron Northcraft
13Ian Thomas
14Jonny Venters