Pina doubled, tripled, and collected two RBI in Triple-A Colorado Springs' 7-5 victory over Nashville on Thursday. Pina had a nice spring as he batted .318 with four RBI and three runs over 22 at-bats. While the 28-year-old is a career .256 hitter in the minors, he's coming off a great season with Triple-A Toledo where he batted .305 with 39 RBI and 28 runs over 256 at-bats. The right handed catcher will likely spend 2016 with Triple-A Colorado Springs and try and build upon the strong numbers he produced last year.
Pina was traded to the Brewers on Thursday. Pina is the player to be named in the deal that sent Francisco Rodriguez to Detroit last month. He will spend spring training with the Brewers but figures to open the season in the minors unless the Brewers trade a catcher.
The Tigers announced Monday they reassigned Jordan Lennerton, Xavier Avery, Manny Pina, Jefry Marte, Aaron Westlake and Jason Krizan to minor-league camp, per MLB.com.
The Mariners traded minor-league catcher Manuel Pina to Detroit Wednesday, according to Double-A Jackson's broadcaster. Pina has been assigned to Triple-A Toledo. Pina was hitting .279/.362/.443 at Jackson.
Mariners catcher Manuel Pina is dealing with a strained oblique, according to the MLB.com. Pina will need a couple of weeks to recover from the injury. Pina was signed to a minor-league contract during the offseason.