May 19, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Braves shortstop Ramiro Pena (14) celebrates with left fielder Justin Upton (8) after scoring a run in the fifth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Turner Field. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

Injury Report: Ramiro Pena

March 26, 2013; Lakeland, FL, USA; Atlanta Braves shortstop Ramiro Pena (14) hits a 3-run home run during the seventh inning against the Detroit Tigers at Joker Marchant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The Atlanta Braves 2013 do-all play-all man was injured in Sunday’s game against the Dodgers on Sunday afternoon.  While trying to make a play in the field, Ramiro Pena tweaked his shoulder.  This did not look to serious but the Braves removed him from the game and replaced him with Chris Johnson.

After the game, skipper Fredi Gonzalez told the media “It’s nothing major, just didn’t want to risk it”.

Even without all the information (probably didn’t get the full run down of the severity of the injury when the presser happened) this is a good sign that Gonzalez didn’t think the injury was long term or DL worthy.

Below is what David O’Brien tweeted last night when he received further updates….

Pena is day-to-day with what #Braves think is mild shoulder contusion or bruise. From his second diving defensive play


Let’s hope Pena didn’t do anything major to his shoulder, as a former separated shoulder enlisty, shoulder injuries aren’t a walk in the park and take time to heal.  This could just be a real mild strain of the shoulder but I expect him to miss a couple days to let this heal properly.



Tags: Atlanta Braves FanSided Injury

  • Jacob

    When is Pena going to replace Uggla permanently at second?

    • fireboss

      He’s not unless Uggla gets hurt or we find a sucker to take him, His $13M keeps him in the lineup as long as he hits the occasional home run against minor league replacement pitchers or 4th and 5th starters.. I f you bench he he has no value, better try try a swap for another player and eat so salary but there haven’t been any whispers of anything like that. Uggs works hard and isn’t shirking or refusing help. If that were the case it would be different.