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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

Minor League Free Agent Francisco Pena Signs With The Royals

As reported yesterday by ESPN, catching prospect Francisco Pena, signed a contract with the Kansas City Royals and will be added to their 40-man roster. Pena, who is the son of former Major League catcher and Royals Manager Tony Pena, spent the last seven seasons playing in the Mets organization. In his seven year minor league career, he batted .236/.286/.348, 197 Runs, 103 Doubles...
November 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Royals sign C Pena to free-agent contract

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) The Kansas City Royals have signed catcher Francisco Pena and added him to the 40-man roster.The 24-year-old Pena, the son of former Royals manager Tony Pena, has spent the past six years in the New York Mets organization. He hit .257 last season for Triple-A Las Vegas with nine homers and 39 RBIs. He committed just three errors and threw out 30 percent of stolen...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
November 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Royals Sign Former Met Catching Prospect Francisco Pena

The Kansas City Royals announced that they have signed minor league free agent Francisco Pena. #Royals sign minor league free agent catcher Francisco Pena. Pena hit .257 with 9 homers and 39 RBI in Las Vegas (AAA) last season. — Kansas City Royals (@Royals) November 17, 2013 Pena was signed by the Mets in 2007 as an International Free Agent and performed well for Vegas last season...
Via Mets Merized Online
November 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Pena Homers For Second Straight Night In 5-3 Vegas Loss

Memphis 5, Las Vegas 3 Francisco Pena hit another three-run home run Tuesday for the Las Vegas 51s, but it wasn’t enough in a 5-3 loss against host Memphis. Memphis scored four runs in the sixth inning to open a 5-0 lead and Las Vegas managed just five hits for the game in splitting a four-game series against the Redbirds. It was the final game in a rough eight-game road swing...
August 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Pena Drives In Three En Route To 5-2 Las Vegas Win

Las Vegas 5, Memphis 2 Fueled by a five-run fourth inning, the Las Vegas 51s beat host Memphis Monday, 5-2. Francisco Pena had a three-run home run in the scoring outburst, and Zach Lutz had a two-run double to help the first-place 51s (62-53) win for the second straight night. They had lost five straight, including a four-game sweep at Nashville, to open the road trip. Chris Schwinden...
August 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Prospect Spotlight: Francisco Pena Is Tearing It Up In Vegas

Francisco Pena, the son of former major league catcher Tony Pena, is making the most of his situation in Las Vegas. He basically inherited the starting catching job with Travis d’Arnaud and Juan Centeno on the disabled list, and is doing his best to make us forget about those other two guys. Pena has come to the plate in seven games with Las Vegas, and is hitting a robust .385...
Via Mets Merized Online
May 28, 2013  |  Discuss

MMO Interview: Binghamton Mets Backstop Francisco Pena

After Years In The System Pena Has Risen To The Upper Levels Coming from a baseball family, the theory was always that Francisco Pena would shoot through the Mets system and be their starting catcher by 2012. Although his progress has been slower than what that timetable would have required, there is no question that Pena is moving closer to where he needs to be. Now in his sixth...
Via Mets Merized Online
August 10, 2012  |  Discuss

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