Found January 13, 2012 on MLB Trade Rumors:
Now that the Yankees have addressed their pitching issues with two major transactions, the club is looking to add some offense, reports Jon Heyman of  Carlos Pena is "now on their radar," and Heyman says the Bronx Bombers could be looking at other hitters as well. Pena, a Scott Boras client, hit .225/.357/.462 with 28 homers for the Cubs last season.  He has been linked the Rays and Indians this winter, though overall it's been a fairly quiet offseason for the free agent slugger due to the presence of Albert Pujols and Prince Fielder in the free agent first base market.  If he signed with New York, Pena would become the team's primary designated hitter, with Alex Rodriguez or Andruw Jones getting the occasional start at DH when the Yankees faced a left-hander.  The Yankees put in a waiver claim on Pena in August but the Cubs pulled him back.

Hoynes: Indians Covet Carlos Pena, Need Ownership Approval

Per The Plain Dealer’s Paul Hoynes, the Cleveland Indians front office feels that veteran slugger Carlos Pena could be the answer to their gaping hole at first base.  The only issue, which has historically been a big one, is the ownership team’s willingness to provide the funds to acquire a non-basement-level free agent. Hoynes states that Chris Antonetti and Company have not...

The BP First Take: Friday, January 13 by Daniel Rathman

Carlos Pena is well on his way to being baseball’s “I’ve Been Everywhere” man. Heading into his age-34 season, Pena has been with Texas, Oakland, Detroit, Boston, Tampa Bay, and Chicago, and he is likely to add a seventh organization to that list by the end of the offseason. For comparison, Matt Stairs had only worn five different big-league uniforms at the same age. Pena’s...

Yankees Have Spoken To Carlos Pena

The Yankees have contacted DH/first baseman Carlos Pena, the free agent told Rich Herrera and Mel Antonen during an appearance on MLB Network Radio's Home Plate program (Twitter link). We heard earlier today that the Bombers have also been in touch with free agent Johnny Damon, so they're clearly kicking the tires on reasonably priced DH/1B types after trading Jesus ...

Indians Interested In Carlos Pena

The Indians like Carlos Pena and asked ownership if they could make a deal for the 33-year-old Scott Boras client work, Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer tweets. Pena would provide the Indians with a power bat at first base and make the team's lineup even more left-handed than it already is. Matt LaPorta and Carlos Santana figure to get most of the playing time...

Tribe Happenings: First base void could be filled soon

Pena's power would be much welcomedto the Indians lineup. (Photo: AP)Some news, notes, and thoughts from my Indians notebook…First base options come into focusThe Indians are about five weeks from the start of spring training as pitchers and catchers will report on February 20th. As spring training gets closer a lot of teams are still making moves to add players to their Major...

Adding first baseman a perk, but not imperative

The question now is whether the Indians can avoid striking out on acquiring a first baseman before Spring Training. Cleveland is known to have interest in free agents Carlos Pena and Casey Kotchman, but the team has also been checking in on most available options.

Cleveland Indians GM Chris Antonetti works on making that first decision

GM Chris Antonetti is still pursuing a hitter, likely a first baseman, to help the Indians' offense. Could it be Carlos Pena? Or perhaps Casey Kotchman?

Qualified, with a qualifier

They shipped out troublesome former ace Carlos Zambrano, let top hitter Aramis Ramirez leave in free agency and decided against bringing back power hitter Carlos Pena. So what do the Cubs do with the big-ticket holdover they couldn’t move this winter? They bat Alfonso Soriano cleanup, of course. This...
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