Orioles acquire catcher Pena from Royals

Orioles acquire catcher Pena from Royals

The Baltimore Orioles acquired Francisco Pena from the Kansas City Royals in exchange for cash considerations, the club announced Wednesday night.

Pena, a 26-year old catcher, hit .251 with 13 homers in 95 games with Triple-A Omaha last season.

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"Pena is a solid addition to our roster," Orioles general Manager Dan Duquette said. "He gives us catching depth and should help our club in 2016."

To make room for Pena on the 40-man roster, the Orioles designated infielder Paul Janish for assignment.

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