Carlos Peña

Baseball Player

Carlos Peña was born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic on May 17th, 1978 and is the Baseball Player. At the age of 45, Carlos Peña biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, and networth are available.

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Carlos Felipe Pena
Date of Birth
May 17, 1978
United States
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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
45 years old
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$22 Million
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Haverhill (Haverhill, MA); Northeastern University; Wright State University
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Carlos Peña Life

Carlos Felipe Pea (born May 17, 1978) is a Dominican professional baseball first baseman.

He played for the Texas Rangers, Oakland Athletics, Detroit Tigers, Boston Red Sox, Tampa Bay Devil Rays, Houston Astros, and Kansas City Royals in Major League Baseball (MLB). Despite being born in Santo Domingo and his family is from San Francisco de Macor's, he spent a significant portion of his childhood in the United States.

Actor Adrian Bellani portrays him in the film Moneyball.

Early life

Pea is the second-oldest of five children born in Felipe and Juana Marisela Pea. When Pea was 12 years old, the family immigrated to the United States from the Dominican Republic, initially living with one of his uncles.

In 1995, Pea graduated from Haverhill High School in Haverhill, Massachusetts. Peyton, Ohio, started at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, but after one year and attended Northeastern University in Boston, Pea studied electrical engineering. As a youth, he competed in the Cape Cod Baseball League (CCBL), which showcases top amateur prospects every summer. Pea was a member of the Harwich Mariners in 1996 and the Wareham Gatemen in 1997. He was named a CCBL league MVP in 1997 and inducted into the CCBL Hall of Fame in 2003. Pea led the Northeastern Huskies to one NCAA tournament during his time at Northeastern. Pewa's career batting average at Northeastern was.324 and he had 24 home runs in two seasons.

Personal life

People in the aftermath of the 2010 Haiti earthquake donated food and medical equipment to the victims and made fundraising appearances, which he described as "people united for a noble cause, people with a positive attitude." Pea is also a spokesperson for Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, and she was the Rays' nominee for the Roberto Clemente Award in 2008, recognizing on-field achievement and sportsmanship with off-field community service. He has also worked with Uncork on a "Rays on the Runway" charity run by his former team. Carlos and his partner, Pamela, have three children.


Carlos Peña Career

Professional career

In the 1998 Major League Baseball draft, Pea was selected in the first round (tenth overall) by the Texas Rangers.

In 1998, Pea Pea was involved with three different Rangers affiliates. Pea was ranked by Baseball America as the 93rd prospect on the top 100 prospects list prior to the 1999 season. Pea was a member of the Charlotte Rangers, the Rangers Advanced Single-A team. In 138 games, he batted.255 with 18 home runs.

Pepew was promoted to the Double-A Tulsa Drillers in 2000, where he batted.299 with 28 home runs and 105 RBI in 138 games.

Pea debuted in Baseball America's top 100 prospect list in 2001, this time at number eleven, and was the Rangers' top prospect. He played for the Oklahoma Redhawks, the Rangers' Triple-A affiliate, at a previous level in 2001. He appeared in 119 games for the Redhawks, including a.288 with 23 home runs and 74 RBIs. In 2001, Pea was also a Triple-A All-Star.

Following the 2001 minor league season, the Rangers called Peyton up to the big leagues in September, when rosters expand. He made his big league debut on September 5, starting at first base, wearing number 15, and going strikeless in three at-bats. Peea concluded the 2001 season with a.258 batting average and three home runs in 22 games played.

The Rangers traded Pea, Gerald Laird, Ryan Ludwick, and Mario Ramos to the Oakland Athletics on January 14, 2002.

Pea was batting.218 with seven home runs and 16 RBIs in 40 games with the A's. He hit.438 with two home runs and six RBIs during his time with Triple-A Sacramento from July 2-5.

Pea was mentioned several times in Michael Lewis' book Moneyball, and was a minor character in the film based on the book. He is the protagonist of actor Adrian Bellani's film.

On July 6, 2002, Pepa was involved in a three-team contract. Pea, a player who was later identified as Jeremy Bonderman), and Franklyn Germán were sent by the Athletics to the Detroit Tigers later (later named as Jeremy Bonderman). Ted Lilly, John-Ford Griffin, and Jason Arnold were sent by the New York Yankees to the Athletics. Jeff Weaver was sent by the Tigers to the Yankees and cash to the Athletics.

Following Pea's trade, the Tigers acquired Pea due to a season-ending injury to designated hitter Dmitri Young and the first baseman at the time of the trade, Randall Simon became the Tigers' designated hitter shortly after Pea's trade.

Peyton made his Tigers debut against the Boston Red Sox on Saturday, going 3-4 with 2 doubles and 2 RBIs. Pea was a member of the Tigers for 75 games in 2002 and was batting.253 with 12 home runs and 36 RBIs. In 115 games, he batted.242 with 19 home runs and 52 RBIs. His 2002 season saw him post a 12-game winning streak from September 8–21, which tied teammate Omar Infante for the longest hitting streak for an American League rookie in 2002.

In 2003, Pea was the Tigers' first full season. He hit the Cleveland Indians on May 19 for his third home runs and 7 RBIs. Pea was also missing almost a month in June due to a left calf strain. He played in 131 games for the Tigers in 2003 and batted.248 with 18 home runs and 59 RBIs.

Pea set career highs in games played (142), at bats (481), doubles (22), home runs (89), RBIs (87), stolen bases (227), and strikeouts (146). In 2004, Pea Batted.241.

Pea Pea of the Kansas City Royals tied for the ninth-inning single-game record on May 27, 2004, a career-best six hits. He was the fifth player in franchise history to do so and the first since Damion Easley against the Texas Rangers on August 8, 2001. He batted in the eighth spot in the batting order, and his six hits were the most from eighth position since Wilbert Robinson of the Baltimore Orioles recorded seven hits against St. Louis on June 10, 1892.

Pea, the Tigers' starting first baseman, started the 2005 season as the Tigers' starting first baseman. Pea was demoted to the Triple-A Toledo Mud Hens, where he played in 71 games for the Mud Hens and batted.311 with 12 home runs and 71 RBIs, after being in 40 games in which he batted.181 with three home runs and 14 RBIs. Pea was reinstated on August 17 after suffering an injury to shortstop Carlos Guillén. He batted out 15 home runs in 38 games after being recalled. He appeared in 79 games for the Tigers in 2005 and batted.235 with 18 home runs and 44 RBIs.

Peppa batted.160 with one home run and four RBIs in 17 games for the Tigers, and the Tigers released him on March 26, 2006.

Pea had the longest home run, a 461-foot blast in Comerica Park history, while the Tigers had the largest home run, a 461-foot blast.

On April 15, 2006, Pepita announced that he had signed a minor league contract with the New York Yankees. He appeared with the Columbus Clippers in Triple-Action. Pesa Batted.260 with 19 home runs and 66 RBIs in 105 games. On August 16, he abused a clause in his deal and became a free agent.

Pea signed a minor league deal with the Red Sox on August 17, 2006, and was assigned to Triple-A Pawtucket. Pea at Pawtucket had been in 11 games and batted.459 with 4 home runs and 8 RBIs. He was hired on August 28. Pea's home run of the season came on September 4th. He was a defensive backup, and when he batted in the bottom of the ninth, he scored a walk-off home run off Chicago White Sox Brandon McCarthy.

Pea began playing in 18 games for the Red Sox in 2006. With 1 home run and three RBIs, he batted.273 runs. He went for free agency after the season.

Peggy opted for a minor league deal with the Tampa Bay Devil Rays on February 1, 2007 with an invitation to spring training. Pepa was reassigned by the Rays to a minor league camp. Greg Norton sustained a knee injury on the last day of spring training, re-signing the Rays to a Major League deal on April 1.

Pea was on the Rays' active roster during the 2007 season. Pea had a slow start to his 2007 season, batting.213 with four home runs in the month of April as a backup. Peyton was the Rays' first baseman for the remainder of the season in May, hitting.356 with six home runs and 15 RBIs in May. From August 26 to September 22, he had four multi-home run games.

Pea will have his best season of his career in 2007 and set multiple career records. He ended the season with a.282 batting average, 46 home runs, and 121 RBIs. His batting average, home runs, and RBIs were all highs, as well as games played (148), at bats (490), total bases (307), strikeouts (142). Alex Rodriguez' 54, he was second in home runs and first in at bats per home run (10.7). His home run, RBI, slugging percentage, on-base percentage, and walk totals also set Rays franchise records. He had the lowest range factor of all AL league first basemen in 2007, 8.73. Pea's season culminated in him being named the 2007 American League Comeback Player of the Year, as well as being named as a National MVP candidate. Former players also named him as the Player's Choice AL Comeback Player of the Year. Pea was allowed to donate $20,000 to Dominican youth under the poverty line.

Pea had a.227 average and 11 home runs in 2008, as well as 207 at-bats. Pea was admitted to the Boston Red Sox on June 4, 2008 due to a broken finger a day after going 2-for-3 and three runs batted in. He returned from the disabled list on June 27 and finished the season with a.247 batting average, 31 home runs, and 102 RBIs. The Rays had a home on every 15.8 at-bats, the highest ratio on the Rays. The first call in baseball history was reversed by instant replay on September 19 against the Minnesota Twins. He received his first (and also the first for a Tampa Bay Rays franchise player) AL Gold Glove after the 2008 season ended.

Pea was selected for the 2009 Major League Baseball All-Star Game, swapping Dustin Pedroia for Dustin Pedroia, who lost in a batoff against Albert Pujols in the first round. Pea had two broken fingers after being struck by a pitch, knocking him out for the remainder of the 2009 season. Despite missing the last two weeks of the season, he finished second in the American League at 39 with Mark Teixeira of the New York Yankees, who is still tied for the top home runs in the American League at 39. Despite having the lowest batting average of all qualified hitters (.227), he also led the AL in at bats per home run (12.1). According to the St. Petersburg Times, Pea's three-year deal with the Rays came to an end at the end of the 2010 season.

Pea with the Rays had a 28 home runs in 84 runs and finished the season with a.196 batting average (below the Mendoza line), the lowest average of anyone in the Majors who qualified for the batting title. He started 135 games at first base for the Rays and was involved in 144 games.

Peyton's first triple of the year came off Rangers starter Tommy Hunter in Game 4 on October 10, allowing the Rays to win the playoff series at two games apiece in the 2010 American League Division Series, a tie in the 2010 American League Division Series. He had gone 2-for-3 with a home run the day before. 3–2 is the Rays' loss of the series.

Pea decided to join the Chicago Cubs for a one-year, worth $10 million on December 8, 2010. He made $5 million in 2011 and $5 million in January 2012, which was compared to the 2011 payroll. Pea, Chicago's starting first baseman, batted.225 in 153 games, with 28 home runs and 80 RBIs.

Peema returned to the Rays for his second stint on January 20, 2012, with a one-year, $7.25 million contract. He was born four days later on January 24 after failing a physical earlier in the day. He wore his #23 uniform number from his time with the Rays, which he had in his previous stint with the Rays.

Pea hit a grand slam off of CC Sabathia in his first at-bat, and later, the Rays took the game-winning turn off of Mariano Rivera for a 7–6 victory.

Pea played in 160 games as the primary first baseman and occasional DH. He finished the 2012 season with a.197 average (lowest among all eligible MLB batters), 19 home runs, and 61 RBI.

Peyton opted to be their designated hitter in the inaugural American League season on December 17, 2012, with a one-year contract with the Houston Astros worth $2.9 million plus another $1.4 million in incentives. Pea was assigned for assignment on July 21, 2013. On July 31, 2013, the Astros announced him on July 31, 2013.

Pea was signed by the Kansas City Royals to a minor league deal on August 28, 2013. He appeared in four games for the Royals with three hitless at bats before the season ended.

Pea and Brennan Boesch, along with Brennan Boesch, have agreed to a minor league contract with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim on January 28, 2014. An invitation to spring training was included in the deal. The Angels released Pea on March 23, and the Angels released her on March 23.

Pepe'a signed a minor league contract with the Rangers on June 17, 2014. On June 24, he was called up. He appeared in 18 games for the Rangers, batting.136/.237 with 2 RBI in 59 at bats before being picked for assignment on July 17. The Rangers officially released Pea on August 17, August 17.

Pea signed a one-day deal with the Tampa Bay Rays, allowing him to play for another team for more than a year.