Brewers outright Pena to Triple-A

After clearing waivers, Ariel Pena was outrighted to Triple-A Colorado Springs on Saturday. The right-hander was designated for assignment Tuesday after the Brewers acquired left-hander Sam Freeman in a trade with Texas.
April 09, 2016

7 Brewers make Opening Day roster for first time

The Brewers offered no surprises Sunday morning in setting their 25-man roster for Opening Day, awarding Ariel Pena the final bullpen job and Keon Broxton and Kirk Nieuwenhuis the two remaining openings in the outfield.
April 03, 2016

Ariel Pena’s Amazing Feat

We haven’t written much on this site about Ariel Pena, and that is generally for good reason. He is a 26-year-old right-handed pitcher who isn’t a top prospect or a particularly impressive minor-league performer. The Brewers’ major-league rotation, while not stuffed with great options, is generally full of pitchers who are higher in the pecking order than Pena, whether that be because...
Via BP Milwaukee
February 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Which Brewer Had the Worst Pitch in 2015?

On Tuesday, I wrote about the best pitches that we saw from the Brewers in 2015. Jimmy Nelson’s curveball, Ariel Pena’s four-seam fastball, Francisco Rodriguez’s changeup, and Will Smith’s slider all separated themselves from the pack in a good way. Now, we come to the natural compliment to that exercise — which Milwaukee offerings proved to be the worst in 2015? We’ll use the same...
Via BP Milwaukee
February 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Rookies Pena, Peterson help Brewers sweep Reds in twinbill

CINCINNATI -- Rookie Shane Peterson hit his first career home run, Elian Herrera added his second homer of the day and Ariel Pena got the win in his major league debut as the Milwaukee Brewers completed a sweep of their day-night doubleheader against the Cincinnati Reds with a 7-3 win on Saturday. Peterson led off the sixth inning with a 366-foot drive into the right field seats...
Via Associated Press
September 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Angels trade for Zack Greinke, give up Jean Segura, Ariel Pena, Johnny Hellweg

The Angels are proving once again that they will do almost anything to build a World Series contender. The team reportedly has agreed to a trade with the Brewers that sends Zack Greinke to Anaheim in exchange for Jean Segura, Ariel Pena, and Johnny Hellweg — three strong prospects in the Angels’ system (more on each player below). That’s a big price for the Angels to pay for someone...
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Zack Greinke’s Strange Brew: Ingredients include Jean Segura, John Hellweg, and Ariel Pena

The Milwaukee Brewers finally pulled the trigger on the trade that everyone was expecting. The organization traded starter Zack Greinke to the Los Angeles Angels for a three-prospect package headlined by middle infielder Jean Segura. Segura, 22, was recently promoted to the majors for the first time in his pro career and was one of the Angels’ top prospects – if not their best with...
Via Fangraphs
July 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Ariel Pena is the answer

 (Shawn E. Davis/ By Scott Stedman - Minor League Reporter Angels fans are clamoring for some starting pitching help after Ervin Santana and Dan Haren have struggled mightily.  Now, with Haren admitting to a back problem that will likely put him on the disabled list, a hole is left in the rotation that was once acclaimed as the best in baseball...
Via Angelswin
July 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Angels Prospect Weekly

By Scott Stedman - Minor League Reporter Salt Lake Bees - After winning 5 in a row, the Bees have now dropped 4 straight.  In the rotation, the veteran Greg Smith has led the way after a promotion from Double-A Arkansas on May 13th.  On Tuesday, the 28-year-old southpaw tossed 7 beautiful innings, surrendering just 1 earned run while striking out 5.  In 43.2...
Via Angelswin
June 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Angels Prospect Report - 4/13/12

  By Scott Stedman - Prospect Reporter Salt Lake Bees - The Bees bounced back from a tough walk off loss, and won Friday night's game 5-4. The game was in the hands of the bullpen all day due to Brad Mills being with the big club. David Pauley started the game and got the job done - 4 innings, 0 runs, 3 hits. Loek Van Mil and Ryan Brasier also turned in...
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April 14, 2012  |  Discuss

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