Wily Mo Pena: (Wrist) Could See Time at First Base?
RotoWire.com Staff - RotoWire.com
Tuesday, June 27, 2006
Update: Pena (wrist) took ground balls at first base before Monday's game, the Boston Globe reports. "We've talked about it in the past," Red Sox manager Terry Francona said of Pena playing first base. "I don't know if it will ever happen or not, but this is a great time to find out. The games aren't on the line. I'm sure at some point he'll play a few games at Triple A at first just to answer his questions."
Recommendation: After Boston designated J. T. Snow for assignment, there is a need for a backup at first base, though we don't see Kevin Youkilis getting too many days off. Pena, who will be heading to extended spring training in Fort Myers, is slightly ahead of schedule in his return from having the hamate bone removed from his left wrist.