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Braves sign infielder Ramiro Pena to one-year contract

Dec 13, 2012, 2:14 PM EDT

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Ramiro Pena and the Braves have agreed to a one-year deal, according to Mark Bowman of MLB.com.

Pena was a utility man for the Yankees in 2009 and 2010, but has played sparingly for them during the past two seasons while spending most of his time at Triple-A hitting just .257 with a .673 OPS in 199 games.

At age 27 he doesn’t have much upside, but Bowman reports that Pena is getting a major-league contract and will presumably have a bench gig for 2013.

Between this and Jack Hannahan‘s two-year deal with the Reds it’s a helluva day to be a no-hit utility man.

  1. El Bravo - Dec 13, 2012 at 2:24 PM

    Bigger than the Hamilton signing for sure.

  2. Francisco (FC) - Dec 13, 2012 at 3:04 PM

    Of course the Braves had to go and steal Anaheim’s thunder!

  3. cackalackyank - Dec 13, 2012 at 3:53 PM

    Oh thats a relief..I was thinking the NYY would keep believing he was the next Jeter or something.

  4. gmagic9044 - Dec 13, 2012 at 4:43 PM

    Championship.

  5. deathmonkey41 - Dec 13, 2012 at 5:19 PM

    As a Yankees fan- the best news so far this offseason. It makes me happy knowing I won’t see him in pinstripes anymore!

    • pisano - Dec 13, 2012 at 8:02 PM

      The guy can’t hit his ass with both hands.

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