Pena cleared waivers Tuesday and was outrighted to Triple-A Norfolk, Jon Meoli of The Baltimore Sun reports. Pena was designated for assignment again when Welington Castillo returned to action, and he'll once again return to Norfolk after passing through waivers unclaimed. He very well could end up back in Baltimore soon if another injury strikes either Castillo or Caleb Joseph, as Pena seems to be the clear No. 3 catching option in the organization despite not being on the 40-man roster.
Pena was designated for assignment on Saturday MASN's Roch Kubatko reports. With Welington Castillo (groin) returning from the disabled list, the Orioles needed to clear a roster spot and did so by designating Pena for assignment for the second time this season. Pena made just one start while Castillo was on the DL and went 1-for-3 with a pair of strikeouts against the Red Sox. He'll now be subjected to waivers and could be picked up by a team in need of catching depth.
Pena, making his first start since being called up Wednesday, went 1-for-3 with a pair of strikeouts in Sunday's loss to the Red Sox. He also made a costly error in the sixth inning. Pena's offense was not the story in this one. A major two-out throwing error with the bases loaded in the sixth inning allowed two runs to come across, ultimately proving to be the knockout punch. It's the type of defensive mishap that will have the catcher shipped back to the minor leagues without hesitation once Welington Castillo (groin) is activated from the disabled list later this week.
Pena had his contract purchased from Triple-A Norfolk on Wednesday. With Wellington Castillo (groin) headed to the disabled list, Pena was added to the big-league roster to serve as the Orioles' backup catcher. This will be his second stint with the big club this season -- he went 4-for-7 with two solo homers in three games earlier in the year.
Pena cleared waivers and was assigned to Triple-A Norfolk on Tuesday, Rick Dubroff of PressBoxonline.com reports. The Orioles dropped Pena from the 40-man roster last week when the team had a greater need for an extra reliever than a third catcher. Despite his removal from the roster, Pena still looks like the No. 3 catcher in the organization and would likely be first in line for a promotion to the big leagues if Welington Castillo or Caleb Joseph were to require a stint on the disabled list.