Report: Rays Closing In On Free-Agent Carlos Pena

Friday January 20th, 2012

The Tampa Bay Rays are “deep” in conversations with free-agent first baseman Carlos Pena, according to Tim Brown of Yahoo! Sports.

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Pena hit .225/.357/.463 with 28 home runs and 80 RBI last season in his first year with the Chicago Cubs. The Rays, who recently signed Luke Scott as a potential designated hitter, are looking for a power hitting bat that can play first base. Some believe Pena, who has previously won a Gold Glove at first base, would be a perfect fit.

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