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Royals sign Carlos Pena

Aug 28, 2013, 10:15 AM EDT

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Released by the Astros on July 31, veteran first baseman Carlos Pena has agreed to a minor-league contract with the Royals.

Kansas City is obviously set at first base and designated hitter with Eric Hosmer and Billy Butler, but general manager Dayton Moore is apparently looking at Pena as a left-handed bench option for September.

Pena hit .209 with eight homers and a .674 OPS in 85 games for the Astros and hasn’t posted a batting average above .230 since 2008, but he can still draw tons of walks and smack the occasional extra-base hit. For now he’ll head to Triple-A and try to play his way into a September call-up.

  1. kcroyal - Aug 28, 2013 at 10:27 AM

    I would say this is 5 years too late but according to Dayton “we are ahead of schedule”.

    Fuck you Dayton.

    • pisano - Aug 28, 2013 at 2:53 PM

      So I take it you’re not real fond of Dayton?

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