Aug 26, 2011, 10:15 AM EDT
Earlier this week Carlos Pena was claimed off revocable waivers by the Yankees, but the 48-hour window to work out a trade came and went without a move and the veteran first baseman is happy to remain with the Cubs.
When asked why he wouldn’t want to leave a fifth-place team for a playoff team Pena explained that “something about sticking together really appeals to me” and “this club means a lot to me.”
Not coincidentally, Pena has played for six different teams during his 11-season career, so maybe he’s just sick of moving around.
Of course, as Paul Sullivan of the Chicago Tribune pointed out, Pena could have joined the Yankees for the final six weeks, made a playoff run, and then just re-signed with the Cubs this offseason as a free agent.
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