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This Date In Royals History–June 3, 2008

2008: The White Sox pounded Zack Greinke for six runs in the first two innings en route to a 9-5 win over the Royals at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago. Carlos Quentin started the scoring with a two-run home run in the first. In the second, the White Sox added four runs on four straight one-out hits. Orlando Cabrera doubled to drive in two before A.J. Pierzynski homered to score...
Via Pine Tar Press
June 03, 2014  |  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

Perez hoping to avoid DL stint, but Royals call up a catcher for now

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Kansas City Royals are hoping All-Star catcher Salvador Perez will be back in a few days. Perez left Monday night's 7-6 loss to the Chicago White Sox with a swollen right thumb. X-rays were negative. He could be back in time to avoid a stint on the disabled list. With Perez sidelined by the injury, the Royals recalled catcher Francisco Pena from Triple...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
May 20, 2014  |  Discuss

The Greatest Summer Ever: Charles Nagy

For the next 26 days, DTTWLN  will profile and break down the roster of arguably the most exciting sports team that Cleveland has ever seen; the 1995 Cleveland Indians. The ’95 Tribe won 100 games in a strike-shortened 144 game schedule, won their first Central Division title and made the playoffs and World Series for the first time since 1954.  Six players made the American...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
March 16, 2014  |  Discuss

The Greatest Summer Ever: Tony Pena

For the next 26 days, DTTWLN  will profile and break down the roster of arguably the most exciting sports team that Cleveland has ever seen; the 1995 Cleveland Indians. The ’95 Tribe won 100 games in a strike-shortened 144 game schedule, won their first Central Division title and made the playoffs and World Series for the first time since 1954.  Six players made the American...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals Sign Francisco Pena To Major League Deal

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...
Via Mets Merized Online
November 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Daily Notes, Ft. James Shields’ Unbridled Enthusiasm

Table of Contents Here’s the table of contents for today’s edition of Daily Notes. 1. Very Assorted Headlines 2. Largely Unhelpful Video: Cubs Prospect Nelson Perez, Homering 3. SCOUT Leaderboards: Dominican Winter League Very Assorted Headlines Detroit Signs Catcher Brayan Pena The American League champion Detroit Tigers signed catcher Brayan Pena on Monday to a one-year deal...
Via Fangraphs
December 11, 2012  |  Discuss

Your Morning Dump... where with Farrell here, at least they can focus on getting players

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here... highlighting the big storyline. Because there's nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. “As John explained it to me, this was a dream job for him,” Anthopoulos said. “It was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that he felt very strongly about. We would do what we could, but he also understood...
Via Ted's Army
October 22, 2012  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox: Tony Pena interviews for managerial post

The Boston Red Sox are in the process of finding a replacement for the recently-fired Bobby Valentine, but the organization is taking its time to make sure it gets the right guy. On Monday, the Red Sox went to a surprising source to interview their latest candidate. New York Yankees bench coach Tony Pena used his off-day from the ALCS on Monday to interview for the position. He became...
Via Rumors and Rants
October 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Tony Pena interviews for Red Sox job

New York Yankees bench coach Tony Pena is the second person to be interviewed as the Red Sox continue to search for Bobby Valentine's replacement. The former Red Sox catcher and Kansas City Royals manager was interviewed on Monday, an off day in the AL championship series between the Yankees and the Detroit Tigers. Los Angeles Dodgers third base coach Tim Wallach met with the...
Via AP on Fox
October 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Pena latest to interview for Boston manager's job

New York Yankees bench coach Tony Pena is the second person to be interviewed as the Red Sox continue to search for Bobby Valentine's replacement. The former Red Sox catcher and Kansas City Royals manager was interviewed on Monday, an off day in the AL championship series between the Yankees and the Detroit Tigers. Los Angeles Dodgers third base coach Tim Wallach met with the...
Via AP on Fox
October 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Pena to interview for Red Sox managerial job

The Boston Red Sox are interviewing New York Yankees bench coach Tony Pena for their managerial job Monday, ESPN Boston reported. Pena is the second candidate to interview since the team fired Bobby Valentine after one season. Los Angeles Dodgers third-base coach Tim Wallach interviewed in Boston on Friday. San Diego Padres special assistant Brad Ausmus and Baltimore Orioles...
Via Pro Sports Daily
October 15, 2012  |  Discuss

More Manager Interviews Set for This Week

Last week the Red Sox interviewed Dodgers third base coach Tim Wallach to see if he would be a good fit as the next skipper of the team, this week they have three more candidates scheduled to interview.  First up is Tony Pena Jr., the former catcher for the Red Sox and current Yankees bench coach.  Later this week the Red Sox will interview Terry Francona's former bench coach...
Via Fenway West
October 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Red Sox Manager Search!

  Red Sox Manager Search Boston- Red Sox have begun their managerial search on Friday with the interview of Los Angeles Dodger’s 3rd base coach Tim Wallach. A few more names have surfaced as possibilities are Brad Ausmus who is a special assistant to the San Diego Padres as well as Demarlo Hale who currently is the 3rd base coach for Baltimore Orioles they are expected to be...
Via New England Sports React
October 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Reno dominates Pawtucket to win AAA Championship

Pawtucket had to use 6 pitchers to stop the bleeding that Nelson Figueroa caused in the first 2 innings. Figueroa was hot during the playoffs until last night when he gave up 6 runs (all earned), on 7 hits and lasted only 2 innings. Chris Hernandez and Brock Huntzinger didn't help at all, as they combined for 3 innings, 4 hits, 4 runs, a walk, and 3 strikeouts. Alex Wilson...
Via Ted's Army
September 19, 2012  |  Discuss

This Date in Pirates History: August 18

On a day that the great Roberto Clemente would’ve turned 78(more on him later), we have two trades to discuss, six other players born on this date(including another Pirates HOF player), and a Jolly Roger Rewind from John Fredland. The Trades On this date in 1989, the Pirates traded outfielder Glenn Wilson to the Astros for outfielder Billy Hatcher. Wilson had been with the Pirates...
Via Pirates Prospects
August 18, 2012  |  Discuss

This Date in Pirates History: August 1

Four former Pittsburgh Pirates players born on this date, including a catcher for the 1971 World Series winning squad.  John Fredland recaps a big day for “Pops”, during the 1970 season, in his Jolly Roger Rewind. Before I get to the former players, there is a former manager celebrating a birthday today. Pete Mackanin turns 61 today. He managed the 2005 Pirates during the last...
Via Pirates Prospects
August 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Red Sox make first cuts

By Peter Abraham, Globe StaffFORT MYERS, Fla. — The Red Sox today optioned outfielder Che-Hsuan Lin and third baseman Will Middlebrooks to Triple-A Pawtucket and left-handed pitcher Drake Britton and second baseman Oscar Tejeda to Double-A Portland.Those players reassigned to minor league camp were RHPs Tony Pena Jr., Chorye Spoone and Alex Wilson and outfielder Juan Carlos Linares...
Via RedSoxLife
March 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Grapefruit League Game 8: Red Sox at Orioles

Time: 1:05 p.m. TV/Radio: NESN, MLB Network Red Sox Spears 3B Pedroia 2B Ellsbury CF Ortiz DH Sweeney RF Aviles SS Ross LF Shoppach C Anderson 1B Pitching: LHP Jon Lester, RHP Aaron Cook, RHP. RHP Doug Mathis, RHP Justin Germano, LHP Justin Thomas, RHP Tony Pena Jr. Orioles Andino 2B Hardy SS Jones CF Wieters C Reynolds 3B Betemit LF Davis 1B Miller RF Adams DH Pitching:  LHP...
Via Bloody Sox
March 11, 2012  |  Discuss

Grapefruit League Game 4: Boston Red Sox at Toronto Blue Jays

Time: 1:05 p.m. TV/Radio: None Red Sox Lineup Aviles SS Sweeney RF Ross LF Youkilis 3B Ortiz DH Anderson 1B Shoppach C Tejeda 2B Linares CF Red Sox Pitchers Justin Germano, Justin Thomas, Mark Melancon, Tony Pena Jr., Junichi Tazawa, Chory Spoone, Doug Mathis. Red Sox B Game Lineup Iglesias SS Spears DH Middlebrooks 3B Kroeger RF Saltalamacchia C Hassan LF Repko CF Gomez 1B Ciriaco...
Via Bloody Sox
March 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Francona gets hugs from Yankees

TAMPA -- Mariano Rivera was the first Yankee Terry Francona hugged Wednesday morning in the George M. Steinbrenner Field clubhouse. He wasn’t the last. Derek Jeter, Mark Teixeira, Tony Pena and Bill Hall all shared an embrace with the former Red Sox manager and current ESPN announcer. “I can...
Via New York Yankees - New York Post
March 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Fade to Silence: Tek Not Expected in Camp

With neither bang nor whimper nor even a press release, the Jason Varitek era appears to be over.Scott Lauber of the Boston Herald reports that Red Sox officials don't expect Jason Varitek to show up to camp.Career stats here. Below are some notable achievements, from his Wikipedia page.  MLB career Three time All-Star (2003, 2005 and 2008), one time starter (2005...
Via RedSoxLife
February 22, 2012  |  Discuss

January 4, 2012: Random Stuff…

So now we wait until Ben Cherington does something a little more exciting than sign a bunch of minor leaguers. Not that Brandon Duckworth, Charlie Haeger, Will Inman, Doug Mathis, Tony Pena Jr., Chorye Spoone Jesse Carlson, Justin Thomas, Pedro Ciriaco and Nate Spears won’t possibly be useful in the near to distant future, a more pressing need for the Sox is a right fielder with...
Via Boston Red Thoughts
January 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Red Sox Sign Carlos Silva, Rich Hill, 10 Others to Minor League Contracts

The Red Sox are giving 12 free agents a shot to possibly contribute in 2012. The players signed to minor league contracts on Tuesday include Carlos Silva, Tony Pena Jr., Brandon Duckworth, Charlie Haeger, Will Inman, Doug Mathis, Chorye Spoone -- all right-handed pitchers -- and lefty hurlers Jesse Carlson, Rich Hill and Justin Thomas. Boston also inked shortstop Pedro Ciriaco and...
Via NESN.com
January 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Roy, you're really weird.

Pawtucket Red Sox radio guy Dan Hoard's replacement is Aaron Goldsmith, coming from the Texas Rangers' double-A team, the Frisco RoughRiders. He looks quite young. Can't wait to bump his radiocast all summer!Today I learned of 12 minor league signings. Rich Hill I knew about a while back, and I was thrilled to hear of his return. Another welcome return is Brandon Duckworth...
Via Baseball Heavy
January 03, 2012  |  Discuss
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