Royals Sign Former Ray Carlos Peña

Rays_Carlos_Pena_2013The Kansas City Royals signed veteran first baseman Carlos Peña to a Minor League contract Tuesday and assigned him to Triple-A Omaha.

Peña, 35, was released on July 31 by Houston after hitting .209 with eight home runs and 25 RBIs in 85 games as a designated hitter and first baseman.

Royals general manager Dayton Moore said the signing was to provide an option for additional depth, possibly as a left-handed bat off the bench.