Rangers Release Pena

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.

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