Tue, 20 May 2014 12:00:13 -0700
The Kansas City Royals recalled C Francisco Pena from Triple-A Omaha Tuesday, May 20, and optioned 2B Johnny Giavotella to Omaha in a corresponding move.
Fantasy Tip: Pena will be insurance behind the plate with Salvador Perez (thumb) expected to miss a few games due to injury.
Sun, 17 Nov 2013 12:01:11 -0800
The Kansas City Royals have signed free-agent C Francisco Pena (Mets) to a minor league contract.
Wed, 31 Jul 2013 14:07:41 -0700
New York Mets C John Buck could be put on the three-day paternity list later this week with his wife expecting the couple's child Thursday, Aug. 1. Manager Terry Collins said C Travis d'Arnaud could be called up if Buck has to leave the team. However, if they don't want to rush d'Arnaud, Cs Francisco Pena and Juan Centeno are other options. If d'Arnaud is brought up, he'd only be around until Buck returns, though. D'Arnaud has played six Gulf Coast League games since returning from a broken foot.
Fantasy Tip: D'Arnaud should only be owned in deep NL-only leagues or keeper formats. His foot injury basically robbed him of any fantasy baseball value this season. Next year is a different story, though, as he should make his way onto mixed league rosters as the team's primary catcher.
Wed, 10 Mar 2010 05:56:26 -0800
The Associated Press reports the New York Mets reassigned C Francisco Pena, C Kai Gronauer and C Mike Nickeas to minor league camp.
Fri, 05 Feb 2010 01:25:59 -0800
Updating previous items, The Newark Star-Ledger reports the New York Mets have extended 11 invitations to their spring camp. Players earning the nod include IF/OF Jolbert Cabrera, IF Luis Hernandez, Ike Davis and Ruben Tejada, Ps Bobby Livingston, Travis Blackley, Jenrry Mejia, Carlos Muniz and Eric Niesen, C Francisco Pena, and OF Kirk Nieuwenhuis.
Thu, 08 Mar 2007 17:17:19 -0800
USAToday.com reports the New York Mets have reassigned C Francisco Pena to their minor league camp.
Sun, 09 Jul 2006 18:35:14 -0700
Enrique Rojas, of ESPNdeportes.com, reports the New York Mets have signed Dominican Republic prospect C Francisco Pena, the son of former C Tony Pena. The Mets gave Pena a $750,000 bonus and are not planning to make the move public until next week. Besides the bonus, Pena will receive schooling expenses in case he decides to take up his studies again. The 16-year-old catching prospect is considered one of the best pitching prospects in the Dominican Republic's baseball history.
Thu, 06 Jul 2006 13:05:42 -0700
CNNSI's Jon Heyman reports the Washington Nationals are pursuing former MLB C Tony Pena's son C Francisco Pena, who is seeking a $1 million bonus.
Sun, 02 Jul 2006 16:18:51 -0700
The Cincinnati Post's Marc Lancaster reports the Cincinnati Reds are among the teams in the mix for 16-year-old Dominican catcher Francisco Pena, the son of New York Yankees coach Tony Pena. Pena is already 6 feet 2, 200 pounds, and is eligible to sign with a big league club for the first time under MLB rules Sunday, July 2.