Evan Longoria sets Rays' record for career HRs

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Slide over, Carlos Pena. Third baseman Evan Longoria became the Tampa Bay Rays’ leader in career home runs by smacking his 164th in the third inning Saturday at Tropicana Field against New York Yankees right-hander Ivan Nova. Longoria, who has two home runs this season, cracked a two-run homer off the C-ring catwalk in left field on a 78-mph curveball...
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23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Halo Headlines: Romine traded for Alvarez, Pena, Tracy and Torrealba released

The March 24th, 2014 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Romine traded for Alvarez, Pena, Tracy and Torrealba released and much more... The Story: The Angels traded IF Andrew Romine for LHP Jose Alvarez. The Monkey Says: This was a very nice mover from Dipoto. Romine is out of options and appeared to be losing the battle for the reserve infielder job...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Angels release veterans Pena, Tracy, Torrealba; reassign LHP LeBlanc

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Veterans Carlos Pena, Chad Tracy and Yorvit Torrealba have been released by the Los Angeles Angels after failing to win roster spots during spring training. The Angels also reassigned left-hander Wade LeBlanc to minor-league camp Sunday.
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Angels release Carlos Pena, Chad Tracy, Torrealba

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) Veterans Carlos Pena, Chad Tracy and Yorvit Torrealba have been released by the Los Angeles Angels after failing to win roster spots during spring training.
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Angels News - Carlos Pena, Chad Tracy & Yorvit Torrealba all opt out of contracts

The Los Angeles Angels made a lot of news on Sunday as they released a couple players & another one opted out.  As teams start trimming to get down to their Opening Day 25-man roster, more and more players will be out of work.  The Angels started by parting ways with Chad Tracy, Carlos Pena & Yorvit Torrealba on Sunday.#Angels announce that Carlos Pena and Chad Tracy have...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

The two biggest weaknesses of the Tampa Bay Rays

When you have a team like the Rays that is so well-run and so well-constructed, finding weaknesses is tough. However, digging a little deeper, maybe it’s not that hard. Tampa Bay’s two biggest weaknesses are rather obvious – their terrible stadium situation and as a result of that, their limited payroll. Think of the stadiums in the American League East. Up in Boston, you have...
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March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

The Angels have a chance in the AL West

The news this spring from the AL West has been interesting to say the least. While nobody should ever discount the Athletics again, the Rangers have three starters with various ailments and question marks behind them. The Mariners got Cano, who now wants the general manager's job, but have Iwakuma and Walker hurting. The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in the state of California...
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March 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Remembering Philip Seymour Hoffman as Art Howe in 'Moneyball'

It surely diminishes Philip Seymour Hoffman to remember him for only one role. In light of the actor's death on Sunday, many are remembering Hoffman, 46, for his entire body of work and wealth of memorable roles. But every admirer of Hoffman has a favorite role of his. Hoffman's portrayal of A's manager Art Howe in 2011's Moneyball might not be one of them,...
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February 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Halo Headlines: Angels leaning towards one-year deal for SP, sign Carlos Pena and Brennan Boesch

The January 29th, 2014 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Angels leaning towards one-year deal for a starting pitcher, sign Carlos Pena and Brennan Boesch to minor league deals and much more... The Story: The Angels are leaning towards signing a starting pitcher that will accept a one-year deal. The Monkey Says: As I wrote yesterday, that makes a lot...
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January 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Angels sign Carlos Pena and Brennan Boesch to minor league deal

The Los Angeles Angels have signed first baseman Carlos Pena and infielder Brennan Boesch to minor league deals. Pena 35, will also receive an invitation to spring training. Last season Pena produced a brutal.207/.321/.346 line with eight homers over 89 games for the Houston Astros and Kansas City Royals. He is merely depth at this point and stands little chance of making the Opening...
January 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Angels sign Brennan Boesch and Carlos Pena to minor-league deals

Follow Jacob on Twitter @jacobfagan.According to Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times the Angels have agreed to minor-league deals with Carlos Pena and Brennan Boesch. Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register states that they will both receive Spring Training invitesBoesch, a Los Angeles native, in 53 plate appearances last season hit for a slash of .275/.302/.529, before...
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January 28, 2014  |  Discuss

LA Angels sign two players to minor league contracts

According to Mike DiGiovanna of the LA Times, Carlos Pena and Brennan Boesch have agreed to a minor league deal with the LA Angels of Anaheim and will get an invitation to major league spring training. #Angels have agreed to minor league deals with OF Brennan Boesch and 1B Carlos Pena. — Mike DiGiovanna (@MikeDiGiovanna) January 28, 2014 Pena, 35, is a 13-year veteran of eight...
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January 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Lost another one! Alexa Vega got married to Carlos Pena this weekend

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January 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Leon down Santos Laguna, Toluca win

Leon put one foot in the final of the Apertura play-offs as they beat Santos Laguna 3-1 in the first leg of their last-four tie. The hosts were two up by half-time thanks to Jose Vazquez (34) and Carlos Pena(42), before substitute Franco Hurtado added a third 20 minutes from the end. Orozco Penuelas pulled one back in the closing moments for Santos Laguna to keep his side in the...
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December 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Mexico battles for their spot in Brazil 2014

Mexico was 90 minutes away from World Cup qualification and closing the door on a dire 2013, as the whole Mexican nation held their breath to see what would happen. The game started with a lot of intensity, with both teams playing a strong game. So strong, that the first yellow card would come in the second minute of regulation. Both teams attacked regularly, and shots were fired...
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November 20, 2013  |  Discuss

MLB Notes: Carlos Pena hopes to continue playing in 2014

For a player whose spent the majority of his career as the archetype for the three true outcomes hitter, Carlos Pena is anything but a guarantee to receive a major league contract this offseason. Following a dismal season where he struggled to a .207/.321/.346 batting line, serving primarily as the first baseman for the Houston Astros before being unceremoniously discarded and picked...
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November 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Carlos Pena not planning to retire

getty images Free agent Carlos Pena is not planning to retire. Pena, 35, spent time with Houston and Kansas City during the 2013 season hitting a mere .207/.321/.346 last season with eight home runs and 25 RBI in 89 games. Carlos Pena, 35, who had a bit of a rough year in Houston and KC, is not planning on retiring. Would like another shot. — Tim Brown (@TBrownYahoo) November...
November 06, 2013  |  Discuss

The best and worst one-year MLB contracts

The one year contract is becoming something that's used more and more by GMs across the league. One reason it gets used is as a buy low option for a player coming off an injury who can't get the multiple year contract he desired. Another reason it gets used is for players that had a disappointing year and want to rebuild their value for a multiple year contract. One more...
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October 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Flanny: Yost decision to pass on bullpen still baffling

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Five observations on the current state of the Royals. NED-GATE If Royals general manager Dayton Moore has intentions of bringing back manager Ned Yost next season -- and remember that Yost's contract is up after 2013 -- this probably wasn't a great week for making a case. Monday's tough 4-3 loss to the Indians certainly riled up the Royals'...
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September 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Royals September call-ups playing a different role this season

From September 1 to the end of the season, Major League Baseball allows teams to expand their rosters from 25 to a maximum of 40 players. Teams call up players from the minors to give them major league playing time, or to add depth for a team’s potential playoff run. For many years, the Royals were out of the playoff hunt by September. So to make games somewhat interesting, the...
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September 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Royals hoping Pena has something left to contribute in playoff chase

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Whatever is left in his tank at age 35, Carlos Pena is certainly anxious to expend it on behalf of the Royals. "Oh, yes, I will give it all I can to help this team win and help this team get in the playoffs," said Pena, whose contract was purchased from Triple-A Omaha on Tuesday after the Royals had signed him to a minor-league deal a week earlier....
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
September 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Royals make series of roster moves for stretch run

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) The Kansas City Royals have made a series of roster moves to bolster their bullpen and overall depth as they play for their first playoff appearance in nearly 30 years. The Royals, who began Tuesday 4 12 games out of the final wild-card spot, recalled pitchers Wade Davis and Louis Coleman from Class A Wilmington, where they were optioned last week. They also...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
September 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Royals sign Carlos Pena

The Kansas City Royals look to be falling out of the playoff race but are still somehow clinging on. They made a move last night that they hope can get them back in to the thick of things by signing Carlos Pena to a minor league deal. The Royals are set at first baseman and designated hitter so I’m not sure how big of a help he’ll actually be if he makes the team. If he does...
Via My Sports Rumors
August 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Northeastern's Carlos Pena Catches On With KC

Pena's 2006 Walk-Off (AP Photo)The pride of Haverhill, Massachusetts and Northeastern University, Carlos Pena, has hooked up with his eighth major league organization. The Kansas City Royals have signed Pena to a minor league contract and assigned the 35-year old slugger to AAA Omaha. In his brief stint with the hometown Carmine Hose, Pena played in just 18 games hitting .273—40...
Via FenwayNation
August 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Astros Release Former Sox And NU Star Pena

Carlos Pena's Fenway Walk-OffWith all the flurry around the trading deadline, few people noticed the fact that the Houston Astros (they of the 36 total wins) released Carlos Pena. In 85 games for the AAAA Astros, Pena hit just .208 with 8 HRs and 25 RBIs. He struck out 89 times in 277 ABs. This could be the end of the line for the 35-year old Pena, who played 18 games for his...
Via FenwayNation
August 01, 2013  |  Discuss

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