Monday July 19, 2010
Dan Hayes of the North County Times is reporting that the Padres have signed Worthless Wily Mo Pena to a minor league deal.
Why is an entirely different subject.
Worthless Wily has been out of the ML since 2008 and has been playing in the independent Atlantic League this year.
He hit .253/.307 with a strike out every 3rd at bat (520 SO vs 106 BB with only 402 HITS) over parts of 7 ML seasons with Cincinnati, Boston and Washington.
Who he will displace in AAA is a whole other story. The Beavers outfield consists of Hunter, Cooper and Durango. Denorfia or Cunningham will likely join that group when Venable is ready to come off the DL.
The only way Worthless Wily gets much playing time down there is if someone gets traded.
That brings up the next question. Have the Padres agreed to a trade that has not been released yet?