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Manny Pina | Catcher | #9

Team: Milwaukee Brewers
Age / DOB:  (29) / 6/5/1987
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 185
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
Drafted: 2004 / UDFA / TEX
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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. Sep 21 - 8:48 AM

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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.
Sep 20 - 6:29 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.
Aug 11 - 5:44 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.
Aug 1 - 5:49 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.
Mar 27 - 12:29 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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Martin Maldonado
2Manny Pina
3Andrew Susac
4Josmil Pinto
1B1Chris Carter
2B1Scooter Gennett
2Yadiel Rivera
SS1Orlando Arcia
2Jake Elmore
3B1Jonathan Villar
2Hernan Perez
LF1Ryan Braun
2Rymer Liriano
CF1Keon Broxton
2Kirk Nieuwenhuis
RF1Domingo Santana
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jimmy Nelson
2Matt Garza
3Junior Guerra
4Chase Anderson
5Zach Davies
6Wily Peralta
7Taylor Jungmann
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Tyler Thornburg
2Corey Knebel
3Michael Blazek
4Blaine Boyer
5Carlos Torres
6Jacob Barnes
7Jhan Marinez
8Rob Scahill
9Tyler Cravy
10Sean Nolin
11Chris Capuano
12Yhonathan Barrios
13Brent Suter
14Ben Rowen