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Wily Mo Pena signs minor league deal with the Mariners

Jul 27, 2011, 8:13 PM EST

Wily Mo Pena Reuters

There were four teams interested, but Wily Mo Pena couldn’t get a major league deal after the Diamondbacks decided to part ways with him.  Instead, he signed with the Mariners on Wednesday, agreeing to a deal that would allow him to head back out into free agency if he isn’t called up in September.

Pena hit five homers in 46 at-bats before being let go by Arizona earlier this month.  Unfortunately, that came with just four singles and a 19/0 K/BB ratio, leaving him with an incredible .196/.196/.522 line.  Prior to that, he hit .363/.439/.726 with 21 homers in 237 at-bats for Triple-A Reno.

If Pena gets off to a good start for Tacoma, he might be called on to replace Jack Cust in Seattle.  Cust struck out three more times today and is hitting .213 with just three homers in 225 at-bats.  He’s fanned 87 times.

  1. xiaopp - Jul 27, 2011 at 9:42 PM

    If Pena gets off to a good start for Tacoma, he might be called on to replace Jack Cust in Seattle. Cust struck out three more times today and is hitting .213 with just three homers in 225 at-bats. He’s fanned 87 times.My boyfriend thinks the same with me. He is eight years older than me, lol. We met online at Agelesscupid.C óM a nice and free place for younger women and older men, or older women and younger men, to interact with each other. Maybe you wanna check out or tell your friends.

    • Tim OShenko - Jul 27, 2011 at 10:12 PM

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      • natstowngreg - Jul 27, 2011 at 10:42 PM

        I’ll have the spam spam spam spam spam baked beans spam.

    • 78mu - Jul 27, 2011 at 10:51 PM

      Is Pena more likely to make a connection with a baseball or with someone on your spam site? The bar is pretty low as the site only has to beat the Mendoza line.

    • jwbiii - Jul 28, 2011 at 2:51 AM

      Hmm. Spam or first rate satire?

  2. JBerardi - Jul 28, 2011 at 12:32 AM

    C’mon Mariners, have some sympathy for your fanbase. Wily Mo may not be an upgrade over Cust, but at least he’s fun to watch. That’s more than I can say for… pretty much the entire lineup, actually.

  3. dirtyharry1971 - Jul 28, 2011 at 12:47 AM

    i bet Wily Mo could provide much more offense then ichiro does

    • jwbiii - Jul 28, 2011 at 2:32 AM

      By what measure and how much?

      • dirtyharry1971 - Jul 28, 2011 at 8:32 AM

        kidding me? look at ichiro’s numbers this year. Before you do however make sure you got a paper bag ready cause its going to make you want to puke

      • justincombustion - Jul 28, 2011 at 11:28 AM

        You can’t puke into a PAPER bag, it needs to be plastic. Otherwise it’ll drip right through.

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