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Francisco Peņa

Francisco Peņa 29 C

Norfolk Tides

  • Status: Assigned to New Team/Level
  • Full Name: Francisco Antonio Pena
  • Age: 27 (October 12, 1989)
  • Birthplace: Santiago, Dominican Republic
  • Bats/Throws: R/R Ht: 6' 2" Wt: 230
  • MLB Debut: 05/20/2014
  • School: Instituto Ibere, Santiago, DOM
  • Relationship(s): son of Tony Pena, brother of Tony Pena Jr., nephew of Ramon Pena
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Francisco Peņa Career Stats

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Team Date Transaction
October 20, 2016 C Francisco Pena assigned to Aguilas Cibaenas.
October 5, 2016 Baltimore Orioles activated C Francisco Pena.
October 4, 2016 Baltimore Orioles reassigned C Francisco Pena to the minor leagues.
August 20, 2016 Baltimore Orioles recalled C Francisco Pena from Norfolk Tides.
June 30, 2016 Baltimore Orioles optioned C Francisco Pena to Norfolk Tides.
May 31, 2016 Baltimore Orioles recalled Francisco Pena from Norfolk Tides.
April 1, 2016 Baltimore Orioles optioned C Francisco Pena to Norfolk Tides.
December 2, 2015 Kansas City Royals traded C Francisco Pena to Baltimore Orioles for cash.
December 2, 2015 Kansas City Royals designated C Francisco Pena for assignment.
November 2, 2015 Kansas City Royals activated C Francisco Pena.
October 8, 2015 Kansas City Royals reassigned C Francisco Pena to the minor leagues.
September 1, 2015 Kansas City Royals recalled C Francisco Pena from Omaha Storm Chasers.
May 8, 2015 Kansas City Royals optioned C Francisco Pena to Omaha Storm Chasers.
May 6, 2015 Kansas City Royals recalled Francisco Pena from Omaha Storm Chasers.
March 23, 2015 Kansas City Royals optioned C Francisco Pena to Omaha Storm Chasers.
January 28, 2015 C Francisco Pena assigned to Dominican Republic.
October 30, 2014 Francisco Pena roster status changed by Kansas City Royals.
September 30, 2014 Kansas City Royals reassigned C Francisco Pena to the minor leagues.
September 1, 2014 Kansas City Royals recalled C Francisco Pena from Omaha Storm Chasers.
June 8, 2014 Omaha Storm Chasers activated C Francisco Pena from the 7-day disabled list.
June 3, 2014 Omaha Storm Chasers placed C Francisco Pena on the 7-day disabled list retroactive to June 1, 2014.
May 25, 2014 Kansas City Royals optioned C Francisco Pena to Omaha Storm Chasers.
May 20, 2014 Kansas City Royals recalled Francisco Pena from Omaha Storm Chasers.
March 14, 2014 Kansas City Royals optioned C Francisco Pena to Omaha Storm Chasers.
November 17, 2013 Kansas City Royals signed free agent Francisco Pena.
November 4, 2013 C Francisco Pena elected free agency.
October 18, 2013 C Francisco Pena assigned to Aguilas Cibaenas.
May 18, 2013 C Francisco Pena assigned to Las Vegas 51s from Binghamton Mets.
March 25, 2013 C Francisco Pena assigned to New York Mets.
February 21, 2013 C Francisco Pena assigned to Dominican Republic.
February 1, 2013 C Francisco Pena assigned to Dominican Republic.
June 21, 2012 Francisco Pena assigned to Binghamton Mets from St. Lucie Mets.
March 6, 2012 C Francisco Pena assigned to New York Mets.
February 2, 2012 C Francisco Pena assigned to Dominican Republic.
March 8, 2011 C Francisco Pena assigned to New York Mets.
October 21, 2010 C Francisco Pena assigned to Aguilas Cibaenas.
August 26, 2010 Francisco Pena assigned to St. Lucie Mets from GCL Mets.
August 14, 2010 sent C Francisco Pena on a rehab assignment to GCL Mets.
April 8, 2010 St. Lucie Mets placed C Francisco Pena on the 7-day disabled list.
February 4, 2010 New York Mets invited non-roster C Francisco Pena to spring training.
November 25, 2009 Francisco Pena assigned to Aguilas Cibaenas.
October 16, 2009 C Francisco Pena assigned to Aguilas Cibaenas.
April 9, 2009 C Francisco Pena assigned to St. Lucie Mets from Savannah Sand Gnats.
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Francisco Peņa Awards and Honors

Francisco Peņa  29 C

Francisco Peņa
  • Full Name: Francisco Antonio Pena
  • Born: October 12, 1989
  • Age: 27
  • Birthplace: Santiago, Dominican Republic
  • Bats: R
  • Throws: R
  • Height: 6' 2"
  • Weight: 230
  • School: Instituto Ibere, Santiago, DOM
  • MLB Debut: 05/20/2014

2015 Highlights
• Spent the majority of the season with Triple-A Omaha, batting .251 with 13 home runs and 48 RBI in 95 games
• Ranked third among Pacific Coast League catchers, throwing out 32.5 % of attempted basestealers (25 of 77)
• Made just five errors in 677 total chances (.993 fielding percentage)
• Went 3-for-3 with three home runs and four RBI, June 16 vs. Iowa; the three-homer performance was the first in Storm Chasers history and was the first for a Triple-A Royals player since Mike Moustakas did so on 8/30/10
• Batted .286 with nine home runs, 11 doubles and 30 RBI in 46 home contests
• Had a season-high nine-game hitting streak from 5/19-6/5, over which he registered two homers and nine RBI 
• Played in eight games with Kansas City, including his first-career start on 9/25 against Cleveland
• Recorded his first Major League hit in the regular season finale on 10/4 in Minnesota (single, Ryan O'Rourke) 
• Did not appear in the postseason, but will still receive a World Series ring for his time with the Royals
2014: Spent majority of the season with Triple-A Omaha, where he hit .240 with 27 home runs, 13 doubles and 61 RBI...Named to the Pacific Coast League midseason and postseason All-Star Teams after setting an Omaha franchise record for homers by a catcher (27)...His 27 home runs tied for fourth in the league and led all PCL catchers...Homered in three consecutive games, April 15-18, and in back-to-back games on four other occasions...Made his Major League debut on May 20 against the Chicago White Sox, catching the final inning where he threw out White Sox outfielder Adam Eaton trying to steal second base.
2013: Split the season with Double-A Binghamton and Triple-A, Las Vegas compiling a .254 average with 73 hits and 21 doubles…Opened the year as the starting catcher at Binghamton where he had 17 hits in 22 games before being promoted to Las Vegas...Threw out 30 percent of would-be base stealers (15-50) and allowed just two passed balls in 57 games with Las Vegas...Batted .257 with 15 doubles, nine homers and a career-best .459 slugging percentage…Hit .300 (15-50) against left-handed pitching with four homers and 18 RBI…Participated in the World Baseball Classic with the Dominican Republic team that won the tournament.
2012: Opened his fourth season at Class-A St. Lucie in 2012, but was promoted to Binghamton on June 21...Threw out a career high 45 percent of would-be base stealers (19-42) in 39 games at Binghamton...Had 14 multi-hit games, including four three-hit games.
2011: Appeared in 93 games with Class-A St. Lucie, hitting .223 (71-319) with 13 doubles and 37 RBI…Had a career high four RBI in one game three times throughout the season…Hit .286 (28-98) with 18 RBI against lefties.
2010: Missed a majority of the 2010 season with a broken foot but did make 20 appearances with GCL Mets (10) and St. Lucie (10) while registering 20 hits and nine RBI.
2009: Named to the Florida State League's All-Star team with St. Lucie…Finished the season hitting .224 (88-392) with 15 doubles and 44 RBI…Hit .444 (4-9) with one home run and 11 RBI with the bases loaded. 
2008: Was a starter in the South Atlantic League All-Star Game after hitting .264 with six homers in 105 games.
PERSONAL: Francisco Antonio Pena was acquired by Baltimore from Kansas City, in exchange for cash considerations, on 12/2/15...Originally signed by the New York Mets as a non-drafted free agent in 2006…Attended Instituto Ibere HS in Santiago, DR...Played on the 2001 Little League World Series team from Bronx, NY (in which his teammate, star pitcher Danny Almonte, became notorious for having lied about his age)...Is left-handed, but was taught by his father at an early age to throw right-handed...Is the son of New York Yankees bench coach and five-time All-Star, Tony Pena...Tony Pena had an 18-year career with six different teams (PIT, STL, BOS, CLE, CHW, HOU), batting .260 with 107 home runs and 708 RBI while earning four Gold Glove awards...Francisco's brother, Tony Pena Jr., has played professionally for five different organizations (ATL, KC, SF, BOS, CWS).