July 31, 2012; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees shortstop Ramiro Pena (26) during batting practice before a game against the Baltimore Orioles at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-US PRESSWIRE
Ramiro Pena cleared waivers and has been assigned back to SWB. Big addition for playoffs.— Donnie Collins (@swbyankeesTT) September 5, 2012
The Yankees designated Pena for assignment this weekend to make room on their roster for outfielder Chris Dickerson.
Pena has only played in three games for New York this season, collecting a hit over four at-bats. The 27-year-old has spent a majority of the season with the Yankees’ Triple-A affiliate, hitting .258/.325/.328 with thirteen doubles, three triples and two home runs over 360 at-bats.
After appearing in sixty-nine and eighty-five games for the Yankees during the 2009-10 seasons, Pena has only collected forty-four at-bats over the 2011-12 campaigns. He owns a career clip of .233/.266/.288 at the major league level compared to one of .258/.320/.330 over seven seasons in the minors.