Ramiro Pena Will Have Season Ending Surgery

Pena will undergo season-ending surgery

Pena will undergo season-ending surgery

The second opinion that Atlanta Braves utility infielder Ramiro Pena sought today, unfortunately said the same thing.   Pena has a torn labrum and will undergo season-ending surgery.

The announcement was made after Wednesday’s 4-3 loss to the Royals in Kansas City.

There has not been a timetable given as to when the surgery will take place and what facility or doctor will do the procedure.

The Braves continue to have injury problems this season.  Lefty relievers Jonny Venters and Eric O’Flaherty are done for the season, starter Brandon Beachy has yet to appear in a game as he battles back from Tommy John surgery and Evan Gattis remains on the disabled list with a right oblique strain.

Freddie Freeman, Brian McCann and Jason Heyward have also spent time on the disabled list this season.

Outfielder Jordan Schafer fouled a ball off his left ankle in Wednesday’s game against the Kansas City and was limping noticeably in the outfield afterward.  Fortunately, tests after the game were negative, according to Braves manager, Fredi Gonzalez.

  • dan harvey

    Hi Jim. I have not posted in a while and have a few things in mind. Pena has been a good player. Do you think Tyler of Jannish will go down when Gattis comes back? I love both of those players, but with Andrelton at SS I think I would rather have Tyler for his offense. I see a possiblity of around the horn of 300 hitters when Tyler finally gets his everyday shot at 2B. I think it was 2006 after the allstar break that the Braves went out west (SD?) and begin a streak of games where they scored in double digits. Man, was that fun to watch. Speaking of SD, in 2011 I think it was there during a day game that Uggla broke out of his slump. I distinctly remember a fan clearly yelling out his BA when Uggla was up. One seven seven I am pretty sure. It seemed to have shamed him so bad that he got a hit, and then got another later in the same game as the guy was still humiliating him with the reality of his BA. If Freddie is going to have to stay with Uggla then he should pay someone to follow him to every game and shout out his BA at the top of his lungs each time he comes to bat. Also, during that streak Uggla beat out several routine infield groundes for hits. I have not seen him beat one out since. Where did that speed come from and where did it go?

    • http://atlantabullpen.com/ Jim Hart

      Hi Dan, good to see you back sharing your thoughts. My guess is that Tyler will go down since he is a young player and the Braves most likely would want him to get regular at bats. He’ll be back Sept. 1 if not before and I wouldn’t be surprised to see him on the playoff roster.

      Good story about Uggla. I don’t know what to say anymore about him except that the Braves haven’t had very good luck with good money free agents or big money guys acquired in trades. Thankfully the organizational guys have been tremendous.