Found June 26, 2013 on Atlanta Bullpen:
Atlanta Braves utility infielder Ramiro Pena will be getting a second opinion on his sore right shoulder Wednesday.  It appears the first opinion wasn’t very encouraging. Pena went on the disabled list  on June 21 retroactive to June 17. Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez speculated to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution about whether the Braves might lose Pena for the season, “I don’t know.  He’s going to get another opinion and we’re going to decide how we go about it.  He wanted a second opinion. I think that’s normal.” Pena had surgery on the shoulder seven years ago while he was in the New York Yankees minor league system.  He aggravated the shoulder against the Dodgers in Los Angeles a couple weeks ago. Pena would be a big loss to the Braves if he is unable to play the rest of the season.  He’s played well at second, short and third while hitting .278 with a .330 on-base-percentage and .443 slugging percentage. In 97 at bats Pena has three home runs and twelve RBI.  He has had clutch ...

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The Braves have been avoiding injuries moreso than most this season but now that has caught up with them Wednesday. Ramiro Pena, who has been on the DL since June 21 with a right shoulder impingement, will need season-ending surgery for a torn labrum according to AJC Braves beat writer David O'Brien. #Braves Pena to have season ending shoulder surgery Thursday — David O...
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