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HQ Finds Wily Mo Pena And He Can Still Crush A Baseball

((HT:'s playing over in Japan with the Orix Buffaloes and did this in their All-Star GameHanshin's Shintaro Fujinami got to laugh about that meatball he served...Let's face it...That ball was crushed- even if it was dead pull-crushed...
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July 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Watch ex-Red Wily Mo Pena blast a 500-foot home run in Japan

Hey, remember former Reds outfielder Wily Mo Pena? Well, he is apparently crushing balls in Japan and this video serves as proof of his freakish power.The 32-year-old is currently playing for the Orix Buffaloes and he recently hit a baseball a very long way. How about 492 feet to be exact? The only reason the ball didn't travel further was because the ceiling of the dome got...
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May 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Ex-Red Sox Wily Mo Pena Crushes Absolute Moon Shot In Japan (Video)

Wily Mo Pena still is a powerful man, apparently. Pena hasn’t played in the majors since 2011 — largely because of his inability to hit a curveball — but the 32-year-old slugger is flexing his muscle in Japan while playing for the Orix Buffaloes. The former Boston Red Sox outfielder recently showed his tremendous pop by blasting an absolute moon shot into a light fixture located...
May 07, 2014  |  Discuss

MLB rumors: Pena expected to stay in Japan

Gaffky at the Wikimedia Commons [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons Remember Wily Mo Pena? Once rated one of the best prospects in baseball, Willy Mo Pena was never able to have success while playing in Major League Baseball, and Sportsnet reporter Ben Nicholson-Smith tells us via twitter that although he is drawing interest from...
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November 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Former Red Sox Slugger Wily Mo Pena Expected to Re-Sign in Japan This Offseason

Wily Mo Pena has a good thing going overseas. Pena, who hasn’t played in the majors since 2011, has drawn interest on both sides of the Pacific, according to However, the 31-year-old slugger reportedly is expected  to re-sign in Japan this offseason. Pena has spent the last two years in Japan playing for the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks of Nippon Professional Baseball...
November 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Ex-Mariner Wily Mo Pena signs 2-year deal to play in Japan | Baseball

Wily Mo Pena, who played for the Mariners last season, has signed a two-year contract with the Japan Series champion Fukuoka Softbank Hawks.
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December 02, 2011  |  Discuss

OF Pena inks two-year deal to play in Japan

Outfielder Wily Mo Pena signed a two-year contract with the Softbank Hawks of the Nippon Professional Baseball league on Friday. Financial terms were not disclosed, but Sports Illustrated's Jon Heyman noted that the deal was expected to center around $5 million. Pena, 29, batted .204 with seven homers and 15 RBIs in 120 plate appearances last season with the Arizona Diamondbacks...
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December 02, 2011  |  Discuss

Ex-MLB outfielder Pena signs with Softbank Hawks

Former Major League Baseball outfielder Wily Mo Pena has signed a two-year contract with the Japan Series champion Softbank Hawks. Pena, from the Dominican Republic, played for the Seattle Mariners this year then became a free agent at the end of the season. Softbank announced the signing on its website on Friday. Pena had 425 hits and 84 home runs in eight seasons with the Cincinnati...
Via AP on Fox
December 02, 2011  |  Discuss

Report: Wily Mo Pena Close to Signing Two-Year Deal With Fukuoka Softbank Hawks of Japan

Former Red Sox slugger Wily Mo Pena could be taking his amazing power (and suspect plate discipline) to Japan. Pena is close to signing a two-year deal with the Fukuoka Softbank Hawks of Japan that would give him a seven-figure annual salary, according to The deal is reportedly expected to give Pena a significant role with the reigning Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB...
November 27, 2011  |  Discuss

Wily Mo Pena close to deal with Japanese team

The Fukuoka Softbank Hawks in Japan are close to a two-year deal with Wily Mo Pena that will pay him a seven-figure annual salary, according to sources close to Alex Speier of WEEI.  If signed, the deal will keep Pena in Japan until he's 31-years-old.  He can then pursue a Major League contract afterwards. The former Red Sox outfielder hit .204/.250/.416 in 39 games in 2011...
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November 27, 2011  |  Discuss
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