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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 AP on Fox
December 02, 2015  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals and Kansas City Royals exchange Catcher for Infielder

KANSAS CITY, MO. (December 2, 2015) – The Kansas City Royals announced today that they have acquired catcher/infielder Tony Cruz from the St. Louis Cardinals in exchange for minor league infielder Jose Martinez. Cruz, 29, spent the entire 2015 season with the Cardinals, batting .204 with seven doubles, two homers and 11 RBI in 69 games.  He caught 51 games for the Redbirds and...
Via i70baseball
December 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Royals acquire catcher Cruz from Cardinals for minor leaguer

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) The Royals have acquired backup catcher Tony Cruz from the St. Louis Cardinals for minor league infielder Jose Martinez while designating catcher Francisco Pena for assignment. The teams announced the trade Wednesday. Cruz hit .204 with two homers and 11 RBIs in 9 games for the Cardinals. The 29-year-old, who can also play third base, could compete with...
Via AP on Fox
December 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Cleveland Connections in the Championship Series

Things didn’t quite go as hoped this season for Tribe fans. Instead of celebrating another “October to remember”, fans of the Indians instead get to jump on to another bandwagon to wrap up the month, or indiscriminately root for anybody but the Royals. Yeah, I said it. If you are in need of knowing which team to throw your support behind, maybe knowing some of the Cleveland...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
October 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Royals set September Roster

  It was announced by the Royals on twitter today that they have removed Alex Gordon from the disabled list as well as made some roster moves. With the expansion of rosters for the month of September to 40 players, the Royals have added some depth to the big league club. The Royals purchased the contracts of Miguel Almonte and Scott Alexander to move them to the Royals 40 man roster...
Via Royals Blue
September 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Diamonds in the Rough 07.09.15

HR CALL: Francisco Pena (10), Ryan O’Hearn (18,19), Nick Dini (1), Cristhian Vasquez (1)   Pine Tar Press Hitter of the Day: Ryan O’Hearn (2 games) 4-6  2 R  HR  4 RBI  BB Pine Tar Press Pitcher of the Day: John Lamb 5.0 IP  4 H  2 R   1 BB  10 K   Omaha Storm […]
Via Pine Tar Press
July 10, 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 […]
Via Pine Tar Press
July 06, 2015  |  Discuss

All You Need To Know About The International Signing Period

Today marks another holiday in amateur player acquirement if you haven’t heard. On July 2nd of every year, a signing period exists where amateur baseball players outside of the United States, Puerto Rico, and Canada between the ages 16 and 23 are signed to professional contracts with teams in the MLB that range from 4 to 7 figure contracts, depending on the age, talent, and availability...
Via Mets Merized Online
July 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Diamonds in the Rough 06.16.15

HR CALL: Francisco Pena (6,7,8), Casey Kotchman (5), Parker Morin (1), Balbino Fuenmayor (11), Mike Bianucci (12), Zane Evans (4), Ryan O’Hearn (15)     Pine Tar Press Hitter of the Day: Francisco Pena 3-3 4 R  3 HR  4 RBI BB Pine Tar Press Pitcher of the Day: Christian Binford 5.0 IP  1 H   […]
Via Pine Tar Press
June 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Diamonds in the Rough 06.15.15

HR CALL: Francisco Pena (5)     Pine Tar Press Hitter of the Day: Francisco Pena 2-4 2 R  HR  2 RBI Pine Tar Press Pitcher of the Day: Eric Skoglund 7.0 IP  4 H  1 R  0 ER  0 BB  8 K     Omaha Storm Chasers 3                Iowa Cubs 6 Outside of Francisco […]
Via Pine Tar Press
June 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Diamonds in the Rough 06.11.15

HR CALL: Moises Sierra (2), Francisco Pena (4), Kenny Diekroeger (1), Alfredo Escalera-Maldonado (8), Chase Vallot (4), Chad Johnson (1)     Pine Tar Press Hitter of the Day: Chad Johnson 1-1 R HR 2 RBI Pine Tar Press Pitcher of the Day: Luke Farrell 7.0 IP 5 H  2 R   1 BB 6 K […]
Via Pine Tar Press
June 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Diamonds in the Rough 05.28.15

HR CALL: Francisco Pena (3), Reymond Fuentes (4), Orlando Calixte (4), Brett Eibner (7), Ramon Torres (1), Wander Franco (4), Mike Hill (1)     Pine Tar Press Hitter of the Day: Francisco Pena 3-4 R  2 2B HR 2 RBI Pine Tar Press Pitcher of the Day: Scott Blewett 4.0 IP  5 H 1 […]
Via Pine Tar Press
May 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Diamonds in the Rough 05.22.15

HR CALL: Cheslor Cuthbert (5), Orlando Calixte (3), Erik Kratz (1), Lane Adams (4), Francisco Pena (2), Jorge Bonifacio (7)   Pine Tar Press Hitter of the Day: Jorge Bonifacio 2-4 R  3B  HR  3 RBI Pine Tar Press Pitcher of the Day: Yender Caramo 6.0  6 H  1 R  0 BB  5 K   […]
Via Pine Tar Press
May 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Diamonds in the Rough 04.28.15

HR CALL: Matt Fields (1), Lane Adams (1), Francisco Pena  (1), Angel Franco (2)   Pine Tar Press Hitter of the Day: Balbino Fuenmayer 3-4 2 RBI SB Pine Tar Press Pitcher of the Day: Aaron Brooks 5.0 IP 4 H 2 R 1 BB 7 K   Omaha Storm Chasers 3          Oklahoma City Dodgers […]
Via Pine Tar Press
April 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Royals sign Ventura, seven others to get everyone under contract

The Royals agreed to contracts with Yordano Ventura and seven other pre-arbitration players Tuesday, meaning every player on the 40-man roster has signed for the 2015 season. Infielders Christian Colon and Orlando Calixte, outfielders Terrance Gore, Reymond Fuentes and Paulo Orlando, catcher Francisco Pena and pitcher Jandel Gustave also signed. All eight players remain under club...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
March 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Diamonds in the Rough 08.24.14

The Affiliates would play multiple doubleheaders today ending with a record of 3-5.HR CALL: Francisco Pena (27), Fred Ford (2), Cameron Gallagher (5), Ryan O'Hearn (12) Pine Tar Press Pitcher of the Day: Sean Manaea 7.0 IP  5 H  2 R  2 BB 4 K [caption id="attachment_28917" align="aligncenter" width="300"] (Photo Jake Rose Photography)[/caption]Pine Tar Press Hitter of the Day...
Via Pine Tar Press
August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

September Call-Ups Could Key Royals

For the majority of seasons for the Kansas City Royals, the rosters expanding in September meant an opportunity to see what players could do as a sort of audition for the following year. I can think back to late season call-ups for guys like Ruben Gotay and others who always got the Royals and their fans excited for the next season only for the next season to end in inevitable disappointment...
Via Pine Tar Press
August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Diamonds in the Rough 08.15.14

The Affiliates would go 3-3 today.HR CALL:  Francisco Pena (26), Carlos Peguero (22), Cheslor Cuthbert (1), Mitch Maier (2), Raul Mondesi (7), Frank Schwindel (20) Pine Tar Press Pitcher of the Day: Andy Ferguson 6.0 IP  2 H  0 R  2 BB  9 K Pine Tar Press Hitter of the Day: Carlos Peguero 3-5 R  2B  HR  4 RBI  Omaha Storm Chasers 7               Salt Lake Bees...
Via Pine Tar Press
August 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Diamonds in the Rough 08.13.14

The Affiliates would go 4-5 today.HR CALL:  Francisco Pena (25), Carlos Peguero (21), Hunter Dozier (4),  Raul Mondesi (6), Fred Ford (1),  Frank Schwindel (19), Elier Hernandez (7), Dominique Taylor (7) Pine Tar Press Pitcher of the Day: Sean Manaea 7.0 IP   2 H  0 R  1 BB  7 K  Pine Tar Press Hitter of the Day: Logan Moon (2 games)  6-8  3 2B  RBI  Omaha Storm Chasers...
Via Pine Tar Press
August 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Diamonds in the Rough 08.07.14

A good day for the Affiliates with a 4-2 record.HR Call: Francisco Pena (24),  Carlos Peguero (19) Pine Tar Press Pitcher of the Day:  Alec Mills 6.0 IP  2  0 R  0 BB  6 K Pine Tar Press Hitter of the Day: Carlos Peguero 2-4  3 R  HR  3 RBI  2 BB Omaha Storm Chasers 16                Colorado Springs Sky Sox 9 The Chasers would slug their way to victory in a...
Via Pine Tar Press
August 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Diamonds in the Rough 08.01.14

A good day for the affilaites with plenty of strong pitching performances. They went 4-3 today.HR Call: Francisco Pena (23),  Orlando Calixte (9) Pine Tar Press Pitcher of the Day: Liam Hendriks 7.0 IP  7 H 2 R  0 BB  12 K Pine Tar Press Hitter of the Day: Pedro Ciriaco 4-5  2 R  2B  3B RBI  Omaha Storm Chasers 4                Memphis Redbirds 3Recently acquired...
Via Pine Tar Press
August 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Diamonds in the Rough 07.27.14

A couple tough luck losses as the Affiliates went 2-4 today.HR Call: Francisco Pena (22), Christian Colon (8), Carlos Peguero (14), Cody Stubbs (9), Kenny Diekroeger (2) Pine Tar Press Pitcher of the Day: Sean Manaea 5.0 IP 5 H  0 R   4 BB  5 K [caption id="attachment_28917" align="aligncenter" width="300"] (Photo Jake Rose Photography)[/caption]Pine Tar Press Hitter of the...
Via Pine Tar Press
July 28, 2014  |  Discuss

The affiliates went 3-3 today.HR Call: Francisco Pena (21), Bubba Starling (8), Luis Valenzuela (1) Pine Tar Press Pitcher of the Day:  Christian Binford 6.1 IP 7 H  0 R  o BB  6 K Pine Tar Press Hitter of the Day: Justin Trapp 3-3 3 R  2B Omaha Storm Chasers 7            New Orleans Zephyrs 8Juan Diaz capped off a 5-run 9th innings for the Zephyrs with a 2-run shot...
Via Pine Tar Press
July 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Diamonds in the Rough 07.22.14

A rough day for the Affiliiates with just Wilmington and Burlington winning. They went 2-4 today.HR Call: Francisco Pena (20), Justin Maxwell (7), Cheslor Cuthbert (9), Jared Schlehuber (4),  Daniel Rockett (3) Pine Tar Press Pitcher of the Day: Sean Manaea 7.0 3 H  1 R  3 BB 6 K [caption id="attachment_28917" align="aligncenter" width="300"] (Photo Jake Rose Photography)[/caption...
Via Pine Tar Press
July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Diamonds in the Rough 07.19.14

With a couple rainouts the affiliates just played 4 games today, splitting them going 2-2.HR Call: Francisco Pena (19), Justin Maxwell (6), Bubba Starling (7),  Pine Tar Press Pitcher of the Day: Andy Ferguson 9.0 IP  4 H  0 R   2 BB  4 K Pine Tar Press Hitter of the Day: Francisco Pena  3-4  R   2B   HR  RBI  Omaha Storm Chasers 5             New Orleans Zephyrs...
Via Pine Tar Press
July 20, 2014  |  Discuss
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