Wed, 15 Feb 2017 12:21:19 -0800
Baltimore Orioles C Francisco Pena cleared waivers and was outrighted to Class AAA Norfolk Wednesday, Feb. 15. Pena is still expected to take part in spring training.
Fri, 10 Feb 2017 08:16:05 -0800
Baltimore Orioles C Francisco Pena was designated for assignment Friday, Feb. 10.
Tue, 04 Oct 2016 18:18:59 -0700
The Baltimore Orioles finalized their playoff roster prior to the American League Wild Card game Tuesday, Oct. 4, against the Toronto Blue Jays. Players left off the Wild Card roster and reassigned to the minors include C Francisco Pena, OF Dariel Alvarez, SS Paul Janish, OF Christian Walker, and P's Vance Worley, Mike Wright, Jayson Aquino, Parker Bridwell, Oliver Drake, Yovani Gallardo, Jason Garcia, Kevin Gausman, T.J. McFarland, Wade Miley and Tyler Wilson.
Sat, 20 Aug 2016 13:04:38 -0700
Baltimore Orioles C Francisco Pena was recalled from Class AAA Norfolk Saturday, Aug. 20.
Fri, 01 Jul 2016 09:28:06 -0700
Baltimore Orioles C Caleb Joseph (testicle) was activated from the 15-day disabled list Thursday, June 30. C Francisco Pena was sent to the minors in a corresponding move.
Fantasy Tip: Joseph will return to being the primary backup to Matt Wieters behind the plate. Joseph has occasional pop but doesn't see enough playing time to warrant ownership in any fantasy leagues.
Wed, 29 Jun 2016 10:48:01 -0700
Baltimore Orioles C Matt Wieters and OF Hyun-Soo Kim are not in the starting lineup Wednesday, June 29. C Francisco Pena is behind the dish and is hitting seventh, while OF Joey Rickard starts in left field and is batting eighth against San Diego Padres SP Christian Friedrich.
Fantasy Tip: With a lefty on the hill, Wieters and Kim are both given a day off. Pena is hitting only .214 in limited time this year and should be avoided everywhere. Rickard has faded considerably after a strong spring, and he doesn't possess much thump with the lumber. He's a low-end DFS pick today.
Sun, 26 Jun 2016 08:59:01 -0700
Baltimore Orioles C Matt Wieters is not in the starting lineup against Tampa Bay Rays SP Sunday, June 26. C Francisco Pena will start behind the plate and bat ninth.
Fantasy Tip: Pena is 6-for-25 with a home run and three RBI this season but is just 1-for-10 with five strikeouts over the past two weeks. Better catching options should be available in DFS for a similar price.
Sat, 25 Jun 2016 08:25:48 -0700
Baltimore Orioles C Matt Wieters is not in the starting lineup for the first game of a doubleheader against the Tampa Bay Rays Saturday, June 25. C Francisco Pena will start at catcher and is batting ninth against Rays SP Matt Andriese.
Fantasy Tip: Pena has gone 5-for-21 since being recalled by the Orioles and is not a strong fantasy option for owners.
Tue, 21 Jun 2016 13:26:03 -0700
Baltimore Orioles C Matt Wieters is not in the starting lineup against San Diego Padres SP Luis Perdomo Tuesday, June 21. C Francisco Pena will start at catcher and is batting ninth.
Fantasy Tip: Pena started the month off strong but has only one hit in his last 12 at-bats. Owners in most leagues should be able to find better players to use in their lineups and can avoid Pena.
Fri, 17 Jun 2016 12:49:31 -0700
Baltimore Orioles C Matt Wieters is not in the starting lineup Friday, June 17. C Francisco Pena is starting behind the plate and batting ninth against Toronto Blue Jays SP Aaron Sanchez Friday.
Fantasy Tip: Wieters is having a mediocre season and checks out as a viable starter in the majority of leagues with six home runs, 28 RBI and a .256/.309/.415 slash line to date. He does have a .278/.319/.472 line since Sunday, May 1, too. Pena is a potential low-priced flier in daily contests Friday, but he doesn't receive enough starts to move the needle in seasonal formats.