Carlos Pena 1B TEX 4 Months

Pena was released from his Triple-A contract Monday, Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish reports.

Pena struggled with the Rangers in 18 games, batting just .136 with the club. The 36-year-old first baseman hit better at the minor league level, however, batting .297/.350/.500 at the level over 20 games, but it wasn't enough for the Rangers to stick with him.

Carlos Pena 1B TEX 5 Months

Rangers sent 1B Carlos Pena outright to Triple-A Round Rock.

The veteran slugger passed through waivers unclaimed and accepted his assignment to Triple-A Round Rock. He will continue to function as organizational depth while the Rangers explore options to fill their gigantic vacancy at first base.

Carlos Pena 1B TEX 5 Months

Rangers designated 1B Carlos Pena for assignment.

In turn, the Rangers have activated Geovany Soto from the disabled list while calling up J.P. Arencibia, who is expected to see most of the playing time at first base. Pena hit just .136 (8-for-59) with one home run and 11 strikeouts over 18 games with the Rangers.

Carlos Pena 1B TEX 6 Months

Rangers purchased the contract of 1B Carlos Pena from Triple-A Round Rock.

Brad Snyder didn't work out as an everyday first baseman, so the Rangers will give Pena a shot. He batted just .207/.321/.346 in 89 games last season between the Astros and Royals and turned 36 years old in May. But those in AL-only leagues may want to take a flier on him. Pena is batting sixth for Texas on Tuesday night.

Carlos Pena 1B TEX 6 Months

Rangers signed 1B Carlos Pena to a minor league contract; assigned him to Triple-A Round Rock.

Pena was released by the Angels at the end of spring training, but he has landed in a pretty good situation with the Rangers, who have been hit hard with injuries to Prince Fielder and Mitch Moreland at first base. The 36-year-old hit just .207/.321/.346 with eight homers over 89 games for the Astros and Royals last season, so we're not expecting much. Still, it wouldn't be surprising to see him back in the majors before long.

Carlos Pena 1B TEX 9 Months

Angels released 1B Carlos Pena.

Pena, 35, hit an ugly .207/.321/.346 with eight homers over 89 games for the Astros and Royals last season. The veteran can still take a walk, but his power, at least according to HR/FB rate, has been sheered in half the past few years. With pitchers no longer afraid to attack the zone, Pena's days of possessing an MLB-worthy bat have ceased.

Carlos Pena 1B TEX 9 Months

Carlos Pena went 1-for-1 with an RBI single in Sunday's 3-1 victory over the Reds in Cactus League action.

The 35-year-old slugger is hitting just .231 (3-for-13) this spring, but could earn a spot on the Angels Opening Day bench. He still has a good eye and prodigious power, but his days of fantasy relevance are long gone.

Carlos Pena 1B TEX 11 Months

Angels signed 1B Carlos Pena to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Pena, 35, hit an ugly .207/.321/.346 with eight homers over 89 games for the Astros and Royals last season. He can still draw a walk, but Pena's power has slipped a bit the last couple years and he seems unlikely to land an Opening Day roster spot. The Halos also brought aboard Brennan Boesch on a minor league deal Tuesday.

Carlos Pena 1B TEX Aug 17 '79

Carlos Pena has no plans to retire.

Pena batted just .207/.321/.346 in 328 plate appearances this past season between the Astros and Royals, but the 35-year-old doesn't want to hang up his cleats quite yet. He is free to sign with any team this winter.

Carlos Pena 1B TEX Jun 28 '79

Royals placed 1B Carlos Pena on the 60-day disabled list.

Pena was ruled out for the rest of the 2013 season this past weekend after undergoing an emergency appendectomy. The 35-year-old will be a free agent this winter.