Married to Laura...The couple has a son, Tony Pena III...Is son of former Red Sox catcher and current New York Yankees bench base coach, Tony Pena...Attended Colegio Juan XXIII in the Dominican Republic.2011Served as a starter (14 games) and a reliever (19) for Triple-A Pawtucket in his 1st season in the Red Sox organization...His 3.56 ERA (46 ER/116.1 IP) topped team qualifiers and ranked 8th in the International League...Was 2nd on the team with 9 wins...Went 4-3 with 3 saves and a 3.48 ERA (16 ER/41.1 IP) as a reliever compared to 5-3 with a 3.60 ERA (30 ER/75.0 IP) as a starter...Each of his 1st 8 appearances and 18 of his 1st 19 outings came out of the bullpen...All 3 of his saves were scoreless 2.0-inning outings...Held opponents to 2 runs or less in 10 of his 14 starts, including all 5 starts in August...His 2.03 August ERA (6 ER/26.2 IP) tied for 6th best in the circuit...Limited right-handers to a .240 clip (63-for-262)...Before the All-Star break, registered a 2.74 ERA (19 ER/62.1 IP)...Started Game 2 of the Governors' Cup semi-finals at Lehigh Valley and took a no-decision, allowing 2 runs in a 4.2 innings...Following the season, went 1-0 with 3 saves and a 3.20 ERA (7 ER/19.2 IP) in 23 relief appearances for Aguilas Cibaenas of the Dominican Winter League.2010Joined the Giants organization in his 1st full season as a pitcher...Combined to go 3-2 with 6 saves, 8 holds and a 4.13 ERA (35 ER/76.1 IP) in relief for Double-A Richmond and Triple-A Fresno...Began the season with Richmond, going 3-2 with a 2.53 ERA (13 ER/46.1 IP) and 41 K's over 29 appearances... Ranked 2nd on the club with 6 saves (7 chances) and 15 games finished and 1st (min. 15.0 IP) with a 1.14 WHIP...Collected a career-high 7 strikeouts and earned the win while hurling 3.1 scoreless innings for the Flying Squirrels on 5/20 vs. Erie...Tallied 6 straight scoreless outings from 6/17-27 (11.1 IP) before a promotion to Triple-A Fresno on 6/28...Combined to hold opponents scoreless in 35 of 53 appearances, including 22 of 29 with Richmond...Also made 4 appearances (2 starts) at shortstop and 2 at third base, all with Fresno...Between the 2 levels, went 6-for-18 (.333) with a double, a triple and 3 RBI over 12 games with an at-bat.2009Made Kansas City's Opening Day roster for 3rd-straight season...appeared in 10 games before being placed on 15-day disabled list with fractured left hamate bone May 2...activated from DL June 2...appeared in 30 games before being designated for assignment on July 16...converted to pitching after his outright assignment to Triple-A Omaha on July 24...made appearances for Surprise, Class-A Burlington and Omaha, going 1-2 with 2.33 ERA (5 ER, 19.1 IP) in 10 games (3 starts).2008Had a tough year at the plate in his second season with the Royals, losing his starting shortstop job after two
months...Did post an .843 range factor at shortstop, which ranked him third in the American League among shortstops with
at least 90 games played.2007Spent his 1st full season at the Major League level and was a solid contributor
for the Royals both in the field and at the plate...Appeared in 152 games for the Royals, tied for the fifth-most among shortstops
in the American League...recorded 438 assists, fourth-most in the A.L...Hit .315 (79-for-251)with 19 doubles and 27 RBI at Kauffman Stadium and .221
(57-for-258) with 6 doubles and 20 RBI on the road...Recorded the fourth best home fielding pct. among shortstops in Royals history,
committing only 5 errors in 360 total chances (.986)...trailed only Rey Sanchez
(.997 in 2000), Greg Gagne (.997 in 1993) and Jay Bell (.994 in 1997)...Committed just 5 errors at home, but 18 on the road...committed 9 errors through
his fi rst 40 games (.957 fielding pct.) and just 14 over his last 111 games (.970)...Had a memorable Opening Day, recording his first Major League triple in the
second inning and later tying a Royals franchise record (24th time) with his
second triple in the eighth inning...according to the Elias Sports Bureau, he
became the first Major League player since Tommy Henrich with the Yankees
on April 15, 1950 to record 2 triples on Opening Day...Recorded his third triple on April 6 and his fourth on April 10 to become the first
player in the Majors to record 4 triples through the first 8 games since Cristian
Guzman, who posted 4 three-baggers through 5 games in 2001...Other than the triples, began the season slowly offensively, hitting .200 (180-
for-90) through April 29 (25 games)...turned it around, hitting .316 (84-for-266)
over his next 75 games, raising his average to a season-high .287 after a 2-for-4
vs. Texas on July 29...After the long hot stretch, slumped to a .222 (34-for-153) average over his final
52 games of the season, although he did close with a hot streak, hitting .526
(10-for-19) over his last 6 games...Posted a career-long 11-game hitting streak from May 20 to June 2, hitting .385
(15-for-39) during the streak...Set a new career high with 4 hits on May 15 at Oakland...equaled that mark on
June 14 vs. St. Louis and Sept. 25 vs. Chicago...also tied a career high with 3
runs scored on June 14 and Sept. 25...His walk on July 26 snapped a franchise-record streak of 65 straight games
without a free pass (covering 244 plate appearances)...according to the Elias
Sports Bureau, it was the longest streak in the Majors since Livan Hernandez
had 295 from 2000 to 2003...most recent streak by a non-pitcher was 322 by
Shawon Dunston (1999-2000)...Set a new career high and recorded a team season high with 3 doubles on July
8 vs. Tampa Bay...also set a career best with 4 RBI in that game.2006Enjoyed a career-high three-hit performance against the Mets on Sept. 28, and hit his first career homer against the Pirates on Aug. 22. Made his Major League debut on April 13 and recorded his first hit on April 22 against the Nationals. He hit .282 with a homer in 81 games with Triple-A Richmond.2005Played in nine Grapefruit league games with the Braves and went 1-for-12.
... Went 3-for-3 with two runs and an RBI at SWB on 4/11.
... Had a 10-game streak of reaching base 4/8-17.
... Drove in all four runs (3-run HR, 2B) against Charlotte 4/26.
... Had a season-high three hits on three occasions (4/11 at SWB, 5/14 at LOU, 8/11 vs. CHR).
... Had a nine-game hitting streak, 7/18-29 (12-for-34, .353).2004Spent the season with Double-A Greenville...Ranked first on the team in at-bats (495), second in games played (130), runs (65) and stolen bases (25),
third in hits (126) and tied for third with a career-high 11 home runs...In 25 June games, he hit .333 (30-for-90) with six home runs, eight doubles and 12 RBI...Had five consecutive multi-hit games, 4/14-4/19 (11-for-18, .611)...On 6/11 vs. Mobile, he went 4-for-4 with three runs, a home run and an RBI...Went 3-for-5 with a pair of runs and a pair of stolen bases, 7/2 vs. Jacksonville...Had another two-stolen base game on 8/21 at Tennessee.2003Named a Carolina League All-Star with High-A Myrtle Beach...Won MVP honors at the Carolina/California League All-Star Game on 7/24 after going 2-for-2 with a double...Led league shortstops with a .965 fielding percentage (19 E/541 TC) and 76 double plays...Ranked 5th on the team with 43 runs scored and had the 3rd fewest strikeouts on the team among players
with at least 300 at-bats.2002Played for Single-A Macon and was named Atlanta's Bill Lucas Award winner as the organization's minor leaguer who best represents the Braves on and off the field...Ranked 4th on the team with 11 stolen bases and 5th with 101 hits and 129 total bases.2001Named to the New York-Penn League All-Star team after hitting .246 (65-for-264) for Short-A Jamestown...Was 5th in the NYPL with 72 games played...Paced league shortstops in games (71), putouts (113) and total chances (320).2000Spent 1st professional season with Danville of the Rookie-level Appalachian League...Played 55 games, including 54 at shortstop and 1 at second base.