Chicago Cubs Sign Carlos Pena: 10 More Steps To a Pennant at Wrigley Field

December 8, 2010 by  

The Chicago Cubs have agreed to terms with free-agent first baseman Carlos Pena on a one-year deal worth $10 million, according to's Carrie Muskat. Pena, 32, has 230 career home runs, 144 of which have come since the start of the 2007 season.

Pena also plays stellar defense at first base, making this acquisition a smart one for Cubs' general manager Jim Hendry. Despite a rough (.196 batting average, strikeouts in roughly one-third of his at-bats) 2010 season, Pena is a solid left-handed power threat who can bat third for Chicago and only improves the lineup.

Because the contract runs just one year, the agreement will not interfere with the Cubs' long-term ambitions, which could include pursuing free agents-to-be Alb...

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