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Ex-Yankee Ramiro Pena signs with Braves

12/13/2012 6:32 PM ET
By Lou DiPietro
Infielder Ramiro Pena is now officially an ex-Yankee after agreeing to a one-year Major League deal with the Atlanta Braves.

Pena, 27, was signed by the Yankees as an international free agent in 2005, and has been in the organization his entire career. He made his Major League debut in 2009, and has hit .233 in 338 MLB plate appearances over the last four years.

In 2012, Pena played just three games with the Yankees – instead spending most of the year at Triple-A Empire State, where he posted a .258-2-28 line in 101 games/404 plate appearances – and was twice designated for assignment by the team.

Pena, who is likely to compete a utility infield spot with the Braves, has played second base, third base, and shortstop for the Yankees, and has also played a small amount in the outfield while in the Minors.

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