Wednesday, August 28, 2013

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 points above his career average. He also hit a memorable game-winning home run to right field at Fenway on September 5, 2006. It was a 10th-inning blast off then-White Sox hurler Brandon McCarthy. We wish Carlos the best of luck making it back to 'The Show' with the Royals.