July 1, 2009

NY Post: Ramiro Pena to be sent down making way for Eric Hinske

Joel Sherman of the NY Post has confirmed my guess that Ramiro Pena will be the odd man out in the acquisition of Eric Hinske.

They are planning to send down Pena later today. They want Pena to continue to develop as a prospect and get more at-bats. But they also want Pena to also start playing some outfield and see if he can be used in the near future as a super-sub around the diamond, much like Atlanta uses Omar Infante.

Despite Pena’s recent mini offensive surge, it is pretty clear that Cody Ransom possesses the better bat. It looks like Ransom will spell Derek Jeter and Robinson Cano, while Hinske will spell Alex Rodriguez and Mark Teixeira.

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