The Kansas City Royals announced that they have signed minor league free agent Francisco Pena.
Here is their press release:
Catcher Francisco Pena, son of former Kansas City manager Tony Pena and brother of former Royals player Tony Pena Jr., has signed a Major League contract with the organization and was added to the 40-man roster, the club announced Sunday. He was a Minor League free agent.
Pena, 24, has spent his seven-year career in the Mets’ farm system and divided last year between Triple-A Las Vegas and Double-A Binghamton. In 68 games for Las Vegas, he batted .257 with 15 doubles, nine homers and 39 RBIs. He caught 57 games, making just four errors and throwing out 15 of 50 runners on base-stealing attempts.
Also known as “Frankie,” Pena is a right-handed hitter who batted .236 in 593 Minor League games for the Mets with 40 homers and 243 RBIs.
His father Tony was a former catcher who managed the Royals in 2002-05, compiling a 198-285 record before resigning in May 20...