Pena is having a bad spring, Kearns is tearing it up, as is Rob Stratton. McCoy notes this in today’s Dayton Daily News.
Pena is hitting .138 with one double and 11 strikeouts in 28 at-bats.
There are rumblings in the scouting fraternity that the Reds might part with Pena for a starting pitcher, especially with the pitching staff stumbling along so far this spring, a 7.05 earned run average.
Trading Pena would make room for Rob “Man Mountain” Stratton, the bashing behemoth (270 pounds) who hit his fourth home run of the spring Monday, a three-run eighth-inning game-winning smash that lifted the Reds to a 7-5 win over the Detroit Tigers.
Todays Cincy Post also notes the following:
Former Reds coach Jose Cardenal was in town for the second straight day, doing some scouting for the Washington Nationals. Cardenal said he’d be here for Wednesday’s game, too.
So knowing how Bowden loves Pena, there may be something brewing. Hometown boy Zach Day maybe? Stay tuned.