Yankees to recall Ramiro Pena

Born in Southwestern Ohio and currently residing on the Chesapeake Bay, Brien is a former editor-in-chief of IIATMS who now spends most of his time sitting on his deck watching his tomatoes ripen and consuming far more MLB Network programming than is safe for one's health or sanity.

7 thoughts on “Yankees to recall Ramiro Pena

  1. jay_robertson

    Thanks – now I don't have to read Sherman. 😉

    Figured it had to be Nunez or Pena, given Girardi's preference for veterans – even tho neither of these will likely become all-stars, they both have plenty of experience with the big team.

    • BrienJackson

      Unless a trade is made soon, Pena makes the most sense as a fill in. I like CoJo a lot, but he's not a terribly strong defender, and he's left handed, so he doesn't work in a platoon with Chavez. Laird might, but he's not versatile and I don't have a ton of faith in his ability to hit big league pitching.

  2. David

    Does it make it any worse that Hanley Ramirez was had for basically nothing overnight as well? I realize, salary-wise, it'd be terrible as a non-rental but man… just salt in the wound.

    • BrienJackson

      Well, they also sent a decent MLB ready pitcher over as well. Would you trade David Phelps and take on that entire contract to plug third base with a guy who doesn't want to be a third baseman and will have no other position in two months?

  3. Baseball bob

    Was it too early to give Ronnier Mustelier a shot? He played a little 3rd and also 2nd or outfield

  4. steve

    Recalling Pena says to me they expect to make a move soon. Pena is just a body. They also don't want Nunez to do it which says a lot about him. This would be the ideal opportunity for him. Play everyday in a consistent position.

  5. stephen dipresso

    nunez hit 277 against righties he was better at third than at ss where he is terrible

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