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Pena Living The American Dream

The American dream has its manifestations in Trenton, NJ. 20-year old Thunder shortstop Ramiro Pena has made that American dream come to life. After starting 2005 playing for the Monterrey Baseball Academy in Monterrey, Mexico, Pena was signed by the Yankees and made a rapid rise through the Yankees system, landing here in Trenton for 68 games. In 2006, he's back for another season at Double-A with ambition toward getting better and furthering his rise to the Major Leagues.

"Last year was awesome," Ramiro Pena said of his debut season a year ago. "I just tried to get a good position and move up and I wound up here [Trenton]." Pena put up such good numbers at single-A that he played only 23 games with Tampa before the Yankees minor league brass thought him worthy of a promotion to Double-A. He put up a .250 average to go along with four steals and countless... Recommended Stories

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