Carlos Pena 1B/DH KC 3 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 KC 5 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.
Carlos Pena 1B/DH KC 6 Months
Carlos Pena ripped a three-run, walk-off homer in Thursday's extra-innings win over the Brewers.
Pena was hitless in four at-bats going into the 10th, but he deposited Mike Gonzalez's hanging slider into the upper deck to complete the Astros' come back victory. The veteran first baseman is predictably hitting a low .223, but he's given the 'Stros some pop with eight homers.