Trey Hillman Pregame Media Session: July 26

Tony Pena Jr…the pitcher

Royals shortstop Tony Pena Jr. is in the process of attempting to become a Major League pitcher.  He is working with pitching coach Bob McClure to see if this conversion to pitcher is a realistic possibility.  “I have a sense he is in to it, I asked him and he said he is all for it.  I think he is young enough that if this does not work out, he still has the years to work on his primary position and work on becoming a better baseball player,” said Manager Trey Hillman.  “He has three pitches at the moment, a fastball, a slurve (slider/curveball), and a slight change-up.  Tony is going to be going through some bullpen sessions coming up and we are looking for him to get some action down in Arizona in the near future.”

Healing up

Royals pitcher Kyle Farnsworth had another promising bullpen session yesterday and is heading to Triple-A Affiliate Omaha to get some innings under him.  He will be pitching (1.0 IP) on Tuesday, resting on Wednesday, and is yet to be determined how much he will be used on Thursday.  Gil Meche threw another bullpen session yesterday, apparently it went fine, but he will be continuing his bullpen sessions when the team heads to Baltimore.  A timetable for Gil has not been established as of yet.

Tony Pena Jr…the pitcher

Royals shortstop Tony Pena Jr. is in the process of attempting to become a Major League pitcher.  He is working with pitching coach Bob McClure to see if this conversion to pitcher is a realistic possibility.  “I have a sense he is in to it, I asked him and he said he is all for it.  I think he is young enough that if this does not work out, he still has the years to work on his primary position and work on becoming a better baseball player,” said manager Trey Hillman.  “He has three pitches at the moment, a fastball, a slurve (slider/curveball), and a slight change-up.  Tony is going to be going through some bullpen sessions coming up and we are looking for him to get some action down in Arizona in the near future.”

Healing up

Royals pitcher Kyle Farnsworth had another promising bullpen session yesterday and is heading to Triple-A Affiliate Omaha to get some innings under him.  He will be pitching (1.0 IP) on Tuesday, resting on Wednesday, and is yet to be determined how much he will be used on Thursday.  Gil Meche threw another bullpen session yesterday, apparently it went fine, but he will be continuing his bullpen sessions when the team heads to Baltimore.  A timetable for Gil has not been established as of yet.

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