Pena (wrist) was activated off the injured list at Triple-A Sugar Land on Friday, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports. Previous reports indicated that Pena was unlikely to play this season after undergoing surgery on his wrist in April. As it turns out, he'll be able to play for a month at the Triple-A level and could also play fall or winter ball. He's already played six games at the rookie-league level while on a rehab assignment, going 8-for-20 at the plate.
Pena (wrist) is not expected to return to action this season, J.J. Cooper of Baseball America reports. It initially seemed like Pena may only miss the first few months of the season after undergoing left wrist surgery in April, but for whatever reason, he won't play at all this season. Pena is a strong candidate to play in the Arizona Fall League to make up for lost time.
Pena needs surgery on his left wrist and is expected to be sidelined for a few months, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports. Pena is easily Houston's top position player prospect who is anywhere close to the majors. He should spend the bulk of the year at Double-A once he recovers from the procedure.
Pena was reassigned to minor-league camp Friday, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports. Pena served as a non-roster invitee during spring training for a second consecutive season and hit .211 with two home runs and six RBI over 13 spring games. The 23-year-old hasn't yet played above High-A but could advance to Double-A Corpus Christi in 2021.
Pena was added to the Astros' 60-man roster Tuesday, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports. Pena was a non-roster invitee during spring training this year, but he wasn't included in the player pool during summer camp. However, he'll now head to alternate camp in Corpus Christi for developmental purposes to finish the season. The 22-year-old has flashed impressive speed and defensive abilities in his short time in the minors.
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