ROYALS BREAKING NEWS: TEAM ACQUIRES SHORTSTOP
We just announced the acquisition of shortstop Tony Pena Jr. from the Atlanta Braves. To get Pena, who, yes, is the son of former Royals manager Tony Pena, we dealt right-handed pitcher Erik Cordier, and then made room on the 40-man roster by placing reliever Joe Nelson on the 60-day D.L.
Here’s some quick stats about the new shortstop:
- Hit .282 (84-298) in 81 games for Triple-A Richmond in 2006, collecting 12 doubles, four triples, one homer and 23 RBI.
- Stole 12 bases in 15 attempts for Richmond.
- Made his M.L. debut last season with the Braves.
- Hit .227 (10-44) with two doubles, one homer and three RBI in 40 games with Atlanta in 2006.
- Is a career .252 hitter in seven minor league seasons with the Braves.
Any thoughts on the new acquisition?