The Orioles tonight announced that they have acquired Francisco Pena from the Kansas City Royals in exchange for cash considerations. To make room on the 40-man roster, Paul Janish has been designated for assignment.
Pena, 26, batted .251/.305/.430 with 13 home runs and 48 RBI in 95 games with Triple-A Omaha in 2015, including a .274/.303/.522 slash line against left-handed pitching. In 784 career minor league games, Pena has hit .238/.288/.378 with 80 home runs and 352 RBI. He has played in nine career Major League games with Kansas City.
Janish, 33, hit .286/.278/.371 with three doubles, three RBI, and four runs scored in 14 games with the Orioles in 2015.