Carlos Pena 1B/DH LAA 2 Days
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/DH LAA 1 Month
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/DH LAA 6 Months
Carlos Pena is expected to miss the rest of the 2013 season after undergoing an emergency appendectomy on Saturday.
Pena has been serving as an extra left-handed bat on the bench for the Royals in September, striking out in each of his three at-bats. The 35-year-old slugger will finish the season with a horrific .207/.321/.346 line with eight homers, 25 RBI and 92 strikeouts in 280 at-bats.
Carlos Pena 1B/DH LAA 8 Months
Astros designated 1B Carlos Pena for assignment.
Pena batted just .209/.324/.350 with eight home runs and 25 RBI in 85 games with the Astros. He was signed to a one-year, $2.9 million contract this offseason and could pass through waivers unclaimed, but shouldn't struggle to continue his career with another team.