Pina (knee) will start at catcher and will bat cleanup Monday in the Brewers' Cactus League game against the Diamondbacks. Pina entered spring training at full health after requiring surgery Aug. 31 to address a torn meniscus in his right knee. The Brewers opted to tender him during the offseason, with Pina ultimately agreeing to a one-year, $1.65 million deal to avoid arbitration. Assuming his surgically-repaired knee holds up well this spring, Pina should open the 2021 campaign as the Brewers' No. 2 catcher behind Omar Narvaez.
Pina (knee) agreed to a one-year, $1.65 million deal with the Brewers on Wednesday, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports. He underwent surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee in September, so it is unclear if he will be fully healthy in time for spring training. The Brewers also brought back Omar Narvaez and still have Jacob Nottingham in the mix, so the catching depth chart will be pretty crowded, as things currently stand.
Pina underwent surgery on the torn meniscus in his right knee Tuesday, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports. The Brewers haven't officially ruled Pina out for the season, but it seems very likely that the catcher is done for the year given the surgery's typical recovery time. Jacob Nottingham should back up Omar Narvaez behind the plate for the remainder of the campaign.
Pina was placed on the 10-day injured list Friday with a torn meniscus in his right knee. This injury typically requires a 4-to-6 week recovery, so Pina's season could be over. Jacob Nottingham was recalled to take over the backup catcher duties.
Pina left Game 2 of Thursday's doubleheader against the Reds with a right knee injury, Will Sammon of The Athletic reports. Pina walked in the second inning and advanced to second on a balk before Omar Narvaez pinch ran for him. Manager Craig Counsell said following the game that the catcher is currently having a hard time putting weight on his leg and that he will undergo further tests Friday, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports. Given the pain Pina is experiencing, it seems unlikely that he'll be available for Friday's series opener against Pittsburgh.