Minor Moves: Mariners, Luis Castro, Tony Pena

Here are today's minor moves, with the latest up top…

  • The Mariners released minor league catcher Ralph Henriquez in order to make room for 2012 No. 3 overall pick Mike Zunino on their Double-A roster, according to Larry Stone of the Seattle Times (on Twitter). The 25-year-old Henriquez was a second round pick by the Astros in 2005 but has just a .592 OPS in eight minor league seasons.
  • The Rockies have signed 16-year-old Venezuelan shortstop Luis Castro for $50K, reports MLB.com's Jesse Sanchez (on Twitter). Castro had originally signed with the Blue Jays for $800K last month, but the contract was voided due to health concerns.
  • The Angels have signed right-hander Tony Pena according to the MLB.com transactions page. The 30-year-old had Tommy John surgery last August, and has pitched to a 4.43 ERA with 6.3 K/9 and 3.1 BB/9 in 379 2/3 big league innings with the Diamondbacks and White Sox.
  • The Rockies have signed right-hander Jeff Marquez, also according to MLB.com. The 28-year-old posted a 6.69 ERA with 5.3 K/9 and 4.0 BB/9 in 76 2/3 innings with the Mariners' Triple-A affiliate this year. Marquez has four big league appearances to his credit, one with the White Sox (2010) and three with the Yankees (2011).

8 Responses to Minor Moves: Mariners, Luis Castro, Tony Pena Leave a Reply

  1. angels4life 3 years ago

    MLB.com gives Tony Pena, former White Sox pitcher born in 1982, as the player on their link!

    • aerobica 3 years ago

      Yup. Tony Pena Jr. is still on the Pawtucket Red Sox roster.

  2. aerobica 3 years ago

    Is that the right Tony Pena? The link on the MLB Transactions page takes us to the OTHER Tony Pena. The one of Diamondbacks and White Sox fame.

    • It seems that happens a lot on here more often than not with duplicate names. In the URL, “penato03″ needs to be replaced with “penato02″ to direct it to the correct Tony Pena.

  3. $800K down to $50K……Ouch!……or is that a typo?

    • Taylor Hope 3 years ago

      Exactly my thoughts… I was wondering if it was $500k

  4. OrangeCards 3 years ago

    Unless the kid was missing an arm when he showed up for his physical, I think I would throw 50K at him when AA was prepared to hand over 800K. He was ranked 9th on BA international FA list.

    Anyone know how any details about the failed physical?

    • sdsuphilip 3 years ago

      Just a guess but a serious hammate injury wouldn’t surprise me

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