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Manuel Pina | Catcher

Team: Detroit Tigers
Age / DOB:  (27) / 6/5/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 216
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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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. Jun 11 - 2:59 PM

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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.
Mar 4 - 11:51 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.
Jan 17 - 3:57 PM

Royals signed C Manny Pina to a minor league contract.

Pina recently became a free agent after being outrighted off the 40-man roster and refusing a minor league assignment. While the 25-year-old backstop has re-signed with the Royals, he is eligible to be selected in December's Rule 5 Draft.
Wed, Nov 7, 2012 11:33:00 AM

Royals sent C Manuel Pina outright to Triple-A Omaha.

Pina missed most of 2012 while recovering from knee surgery. Brett Hayes takes his spot on the 40-man roster.
Fri, Nov 2, 2012 03:10:00 PM

Royals activated C Manuel Pina from the 60-day disabled list.

Pina has been out all season following surgery in February to repair torn cartilage in his right knee. He'll provide catching depth behind Salvador Perez.
Sat, Sep 1, 2012 12:49:00 PM

Manuel Pina (knee) is scheduled to begin a minor league rehab assignment with the Royals' Arizona League affiliate.

Pina has been on the disabled list all season following surgery in February to repair torn cartilage in his right knee. The 25-year-old backstop will likely be optioned to Triple-A Omaha once he's back to full health.
Mon, Jun 25, 2012 06:44:00 PM

Manny Pina (knee) said he's running at about 60 percent and will likely catch his first bullpen in 15 days.

"I think (I’ll) be ready to play like June, early June," Piña said. The 24-year-old could be optioned to Triple-A when he's healthy.
Sun, May 6, 2012 11:58:00 AM

Royals placed C Manny Pina on the 60-day disabled list with a right knee injury.

The move clears him off the 40-man roster for the Royals' new acquisitions. Pina underwent surgery on his right knee in late-February and will likely be sidelined for the early part of the 2012 season.
Tue, Mar 20, 2012 05:07:00 PM

Manuel Pina is scheduled to have knee surgery in Kansas City and will miss four weeks.

Pina suffered the injury during Royals' camp on Wednesday. The 24-year-old backstop will likely begin the season with Triple-A Omaha once he's back to full health.
Thu, Feb 23, 2012 11:43:00 AM

Royals catcher Manuel Pina injured his right knee Wednesday afternoon at spring training.

Royals manager Ned Yost called the injury a "tweak," but wouldn't elaborate further. It doesn't sound like an overly troubling situation. Pina, 24, is likely to serve merely as organizational catching depth this season for KC.
Wed, Feb 22, 2012 08:28:00 PM

Royals recalled C Manny Pina from Triple-A Omaha.

Pina appeared in a handful of games with the Royals in early August, but has spent the majority of the season at the Triple-A level, batting .238/.364/.371 with five homers, 25 RBI and a .735 OPS over 259 plate appearances. He'll serve as a third catcher down the stretch.
Wed, Sep 21, 2011 12:42:00 AM

Royals optioned C Manny Pina to Triple-A Omaha.

He was sent down to make room for Brayan Pena, who was activated from the paternity leave list. Pina, 24, went 3-for-14 (.214) with two doubles in a little under two weeks with the big club.
Thu, Aug 11, 2011 03:20:00 PM

Royals recalled C Manny Pina from Triple-A Omaha.

Pina was acquired back in 2009 from the Rangers in the Danny Gutierrez deal. He's batted just .242/.363/.376 with five homers at Triple-A but will give the Royals some depth while Matt Treanor (concussion) is out.
Sun, Jul 31, 2011 02:21:00 PM

Royals acquired catcher Miguel Pina and outfielder Tim Smith from the Rangers for RHP Danny Gutierrez.

Pina is currently on the minor league disabled list and was batting just .259/.313/.393 before getting injured. He had no room for upward mobility in the Rangers' system and at the ripe age of 22, there's hope for a career resurgence. Hopefully he can take advantage of the new situation.
Thu, Sep 3, 2009 11:42:00 PM

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