When the Yankees activated Casey McGehee the other day it turns out they didn’t just send the light hitting shortstop Ramiro Pena to the minors, but they designated him for assignment, according to Chad Jennings of the Journal News.
This doesn’t necessarily mean that the Yankees will lose him though. He has to pass through waivers and if he makes it through, which seems likely, than he can be assigned to a minor league team after. It does remove him from the 40-man roster though which makes it a bit trickier for the Yankees to recall him later if they need an infielder.
That potentially means that we have seen Pena for the last time as a Yankee. In parts of four seasons he played in 180 games and hit a putrid .233/.266/.288. It’s safe to say that his bat won’t be missed.