In July, Carlos Peña (the former Haverhill High Hillie, Northeastern Husky and Red Sox player) was demoted to the Rangers' AAA ballclub. In his time with the Round Rock Express, he hit .297, with four HRs and an .850 OPS. However, Texas has now released the 36-year old veteran first baseman, and his chances of hooking on with another MLB club appear slim. If this really is the end of his career, he can point to 14 decent years in the majors and 286 HRs—one of which won a game for his hometown Carmine Hose. At Northeastern, Peña was not only an athletic standout, but he also secured a 3.4 GPA as an engineering major. We wish him the best.