2012 Phillies Spring Training: Philadelphia Reportedly Interested In Ramiro Pena

The New York Yankees cut six players from the Spring Training roster Sunday, among them utility shortstop Ramiro Pena. With Chase Utley out indefinitely with a recurring knee injury, the Philadelphia Phillies have reportedly shown interest in acquiring Pena as a versatile stopgap.

The Phillies' infield woes are very well-documented. Though Pena was relegated to the Yankees' AAA affiliate Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, Philly is getting desperate at this point. Pena hit .261 in 23 at-bats this spring, hitting one home run and RBI with five strikeouts. He is hitting .233 for his career, with two home runs and 32 RBIs in 309 at-bats.

Much more attractive than Pena's production is his versatility, however. He has played second base, third base and shortstop in three seasons with New York.

For more on the Phillies' infield troubles and Spring Training, be sure to check out the SB Nation blog The Good Phight and SB Nation Philly.

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