Houston Astros shortstop Jeremy Peña had to leave Thursday’s game against the Minnesota Twins due to right knee discomfort.
The team reported that the player is in day-to-day condition, so at least for now it has been ruled out that the problem is serious. Aledmys Díaz took his place at shortstop and will be in charge of covering the position in case Peña misses several commitments.
His offensive line isn’t dazzling (.276/.339/.514), but Peña’s contribution is undeniable: he has 6 home runs and 20 RBIs in 26 games and half of his hits have been extra-base hits.
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Although there is still a long way to go, in the season and in his career in the majors, the LIDOM Rookie of the Year and son of Gerónimo Peña seems determined to make the fans soon forget the duel over the departure of Carlos Correa to the Minnesota Twins.
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Considering that the Astros are first in the American League West with a record of 21 wins and 11 losses, the team will surely not force the return of the young Dominican.