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.
Carlos Pena 1B TEX Jun 25 '79
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 TEX Jun 14 '79
Royals purchased the contract of 1B Carlos Pena from Triple-A Omaha.
Pena was released by the Astros on July 31 after batting just .209/.324/.350 in 85 games. The 35-year-old slots in well as a bench bat.
Carlos Pena 1B TEX Jun 07 '79
Royals signed 1B Carlos Pena to a minor league contract; assigned him to Triple-A Omaha.
Pena was released by the Astros on July 31 and took almost a full month to find a new spot. The 35-year-old was batting just .209/.324/.350 in 85 games for Houston.
Carlos Pena 1B TEX May 12 '79
Astros released 1B Carlos Pena.
Pena had been designated for assignment last week after batting just .209/.324/.350 with eight home runs and 25 RBI in 85 games. Despite his struggles this season, someone should give him a shot as a bench bat.
Carlos Pena 1B TEX May 01 '79
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 TEX Apr 14 '79
Carlos Pena went 0-for-3 in his return to the Astros' starting lineup Wednesday against the Rays.
Pena missed two games following the drowning death of his nephew back in the Dominican Republic. The first baseman is batting .218/.330/.373 so far this season.
Carlos Pena 1B TEX Apr 10 '79
Carlos Pena will miss the next two games due to a death in the family.
Pena will not be placed on the bereavement list, as that would have required him missing a minimum of three games. Ronny Cedeno is being used in the DH spot Sunday.