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Rangers Release Pena



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    ARLINGTON, TX - JUNE 25: Carlos Pena #21 of the Texas Rangers rounds third base after hitting a home run during the sixth inning against the Detroit Tigers on June 25, 2014 at Globe Life Park in Arlington in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Cooper Neill/Getty Images)

    The Texas Rangers had seen enough of veteran first baseman Carlos Pena, one of the many faces the Rangers have used at first base this year after season-ending injuries to both Prince Fielder and Mitch Moreland.

    Pena was released from Triple-A Round Rock after hitting .297 with four home runs and eight RBIs in 20 games, clearly signaling the end of the veteran former all-star slugger's career. The Rangers used Pena after Mitch Moreland's season-ending injury, and he managed just eight hits in his 59 at-bats over 18 games. He had one home run and two RBIs in that time.

    Pena was designated for assignment by the Rangers and accepted his outright assignment to Triple-A, but now he's searching for work and hoping some other team will possibly give him a look as a possible bench bat.