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Manny Pina | Catcher | #9

Team: Milwaukee Brewers
Age / DOB:  (29) / 6/5/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 215
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
Drafted: 2004 / UDFA / TEX

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Manny Pina slugged a two-run homer and scored two runs against the Reds on Friday.
Pina was told Wednesday that he made the Opening Day roster, but the push continues. The 29-year-old has hit four homers in his last five games and leads the Brewers with 13 RBI this spring while hitting .419 (18-for-43) over 17 games. With Andrew Susac (neck, back) expected to begin the year on the disabled list, Pina and Jett Bandy will share catching duties for Milwaukee. While Pina has been a nice story this spring, we wouldn’t recommend chasing after him in fantasy leagues. Mar 24 - 8:21 PM

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Manny Pina was told Thursday that he has made the Brewers' Opening Day roster.

It'll be the first Opening Day at the MLB level for the 29-year-old catcher. Pina is putting up big numbers in the Cactus League and could get a decent share of starts behind the plate in Milwaukee, but we still can't recommend drafting him in a standard fantasy league. Jett Bandy and Andrew Susac (trapezius) are also in the mix for playing time at catcher with the Brewers.
Mar 23 - 12:38 PM

Manny Pina swatted a three-run homer Tuesday in the Brewers' 5-4 Cactus League defeat of the Dodgers.

Pina went deep off Dodgers reliever Luis Avilan as part of the Brewers' four-run fifth inning. The 29-year-old catcher is batting .405 with a 1.178 OPS in 38 plate appearances this spring, with three home runs and 11 RBI in 15 games. But we still can't recommend drafting him in a standard fantasy league.
Mar 21 - 7:43 PM

Manny Pina went 2-for-3 with a three-run home run in Saturday's Cactus League win over the Cubs.

Pina came through with his second home run of the spring on Saturday, this one coming with two aboard and two outs in the first inning. The 29-year-old backstop saw 71 at-bats with the Brewers last season, but managed just a .254/.346/.394 triple-slash in that space. There is no fantasy upside here, even if he does make the Opening Day roster as a bench piece.
Mar 18 - 7:40 PM

Manny Pina (wife having baby) flied out as a pinch-hitter on Tuesday night against the Pirates.

Pina welcomed a baby girl into the world on Tuesday afternoon and then rushed to Milwaukee's Miller Park for the end of Tuesday night's game. That's some kind of dedication. The backup catcher is 14-for-51 (.275) with one home run in 25 games this season at the major league level.
Wed, Sep 21, 2016 08:48:00 AM

Manny Pina is away from the Brewers on Tuesday following the birth of his daughter.

That explains the sudden callup of Josmil Pinto. Pina should be back on the Brewers' bench Wednesday or Thursday.
Tue, Sep 20, 2016 06:29:00 PM

Manny Pina went 2-for-3 with a double, three RBI and a walk Thursday against the Braves.

After trading Jonathan Lucroy, the Brewers opted to give the 29-year-old Pina an opportunity, rather than turn to the newly acquired Andrew Susac. So far, he's 5-for-11 with two walks. He should probably begin starting over Martin Maldonado more frequently.
Thu, Aug 11, 2016 05:44:00 PM

Brewers recalled C Manny Pina from Triple-A Colorado Springs.

Pina will join the major league roster following the Jonathan Lucroy trade. Of course, the Brewers netted Andrew Susac in the Will Smith deal, but the plan right now is to send him to Triple-A and see what Pina can do in the majors. The 29-year-old was batting .329/.371/.506 with five homers and 43 RBI over 63 games in Triple-A.
Mon, Aug 1, 2016 05:49:00 PM

Brewers optioned C Manny Pina to Triple-A Colorado Springs.

Pina was only going to have a shot at the Opening Day roster if Jonathan Lucroy was traded. He'll provide catching depth in the minors.
Sun, Mar 27, 2016 12:29:00 PM

Manuel Pina is the player to be named later in the Francisco Rodriguez trade.

That completes the 2-for-1 trade from mid-November that sent K-Rod to the back end of the Detroit bullpen. Milwaukee also got infielder Javier Betancourt from the Tigers. Pina, 28, hit .305/.379/.461 with seven home runs and 39 RBI in 77 games this past season at Triple-A Toledo and could see action at catcher next year in Milwaukee if the Brewers trade Jonathan Lucroy.
Thu, Dec 10, 2015 02:03:00 PM

Tigers reassigned C Manuel Pina to minor league camp.

James McCann will open the 2015 regular season as the backup to starting catcher Alex Avila. Bryan Holaday also got cut from Tigers camp on Monday morning.
Mon, Mar 30, 2015 09:32:00 AM

Tigers re-signed C Manuel Pina to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Pina was acquired from the Royals in June and the Tigers have elected to keep him around as catching depth. He hit .268/.326/.380 with five homers between Double- and Triple-A this season.
Mon, Nov 3, 2014 09:21:00 AM

Tigers acquired C Manuel Pina from the Mariners in exchange for cash considerations or a player to be named later.

Pina has hit .267/.337/.413 with two homers over 21 games between Double- and Triple-A for the Mariners. He'll give the Tigers some minor league catching depth.
Wed, Jun 11, 2014 02:59:00 PM

Manuel Pina has been diagnosed with a strained oblique muscle and will be out for a couple of weeks.

Pina signed a minor league contract with the Mariners in mid-January. He's likely to open the year at Triple-A.
Tue, Mar 4, 2014 11:51:00 AM

Mariners signed C Manuel Pina to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

It was reported back in November that Pina had re-signed with the Royals, but apparently that was premature. Pina will provide catcher depth at Triple-A for the M's.
Fri, Jan 17, 2014 03:57:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Jett Bandy
2Manny Pina
3Andrew Susac
1B1Eric Thames
2Jesus Aguilar
2B1Jonathan Villar
2Eric Sogard
SS1Orlando Arcia
2Ivan DeJesus Jr.
3B1Travis Shaw
2Hernan Perez
LF1Ryan Braun
CF1Keon Broxton
2Kirk Nieuwenhuis
RF1Domingo Santana
Starting Pitcher
S1Junior Guerra
2Zach Davies
3Jimmy Nelson
4Matt Garza
5Chase Anderson
6Wily Peralta
7Tommy Milone
8Taylor Jungmann
Relief Pitcher
R1Neftali Feliz
2Corey Knebel
3Jacob Barnes
4Jhan Marinez
5Carlos Torres
6Tyler Cravy
7Rob Scahill
8Andy Oliver