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Royals cut ex-closer Holland, send Pena to Orioles

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) The World Series champion Kansas City Royals declined to offer Greg Holland a 2016 contract Wednesday, making the former All-Star closer a free agent for the first time as he recovers from Tommy John surgery. Kansas City also traded backup catcher Francisco Pena to the Baltimore Orioles for cash. Earlier in the day, the Royals designated Pena for assignment...
Via Associated Press
December 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Diamonds in the Rough 07.05.15

HR CALL: Francisco Pena (9), Mauricio Ramos (6)   Pine Tar Press Hitter of the Day: Jose Martinez 3-4 R  2B 3 RBI Pine Tar Press Pitcher of the Day: Kris Medlen 6.0 IP 5 H  2 R  1 BB   3 K   Omaha Storm Chasers 8                   Oklahoma City Dodgers 2 The Chasers would  get […]
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July 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Francisco Pena's big-league debut makes father, Tony, proud

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- For some kids, taking batting practice in a big-league ballpark such as Kauffman Stadium might instantly get them dreaming about actually being a major-league player there someday. Not so much for Francisco Pena. Sure, he was thrilled to be hitting at The K when he was just 13. And he loved hanging out at the ballpark with his dad, Tony, the manager of the Royals...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals add and subtract players to their 40-man roster

With pitchers and catchers reporting for spring training February 14, the Royals made several moves to fill out their 40-man roster. Last week, the Royals signed minor league catcher Francisco Pena to a Major League contract. Pena is the son of former Royals manager Tony Pena and brother of former Royal Tony Pena Jr. Pena, 24, spent the last seven years in the Mets farm system....
Via i70baseball
November 21, 2013  |  Discuss

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