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Family ties

Francisco Pena made his Major League debut on Tuesday, entering in the ninth inning.  Francisco is the brother of former Royal Tony Pena, Jr. and the son of former Royals manager Tony Pena.  Francisco and Tony, Jr. joined George and Ken Brett as the only brothers to play for the Royals.

Francisco, a catcher like his father, made his mark right away, throwing out Chicago’s Adam Eaton on a stolen base attempt.

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Royals make six roster moves on Friday; 38 players remain in Major League camp

The Royals announced two sets of moves on Friday, reassigning three players in the morning and three more in the evening.  Following the transactions, the Royals have 38 players in Major League camp.
Left-handed pitcher Justin Marks has been optioned to Triple-A Omaha.  In addition, left-handed pitchers Scott Alexander and Everett Teaford have been assigned to minor league camp.

Right-handed pitcher Michael Mariot, catcher Francisco Pena and infielder Christian Colon were all optioned to Triple-A Omaha after KC’s game with Oakland.


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