Pena agreed to a one-year, $700,000 deal with the Indians on Tuesday, Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports. Pena last appeared in the MLB in 2011 and has more recently spent his 2012 through 2015 seasons in the Japan Pacific League. At 35-years-old, Pena will have to put together an impressive spring training performance if he hopes to find his way on to the Indians' major league roster.
Veteran outfielder Wily Mo Pena is drawing interest from six teams from MLB and Japan, which includes the Twins, a source told MLBDailyDish.com. The 32-year-old slugger has spent the last three seasons playing in Japan. He hit .255 with 20 doubles, 32 home runs and 90 RBI in 140 games last season for Orix. Pena last played in the majors in 2011. In his eight-year MLB career, he played for the Reds, Nationals, Red Sox, Diamondbacks and Mariners. He hit .250 with 84 home runs and 240 RBI in 599 games. He also had 559 strikeouts.
Veteran OF/DH Wily Mo Pena signed a two-year contract with the Softbank Hawks in Japan on Friday, according to SI.com. Pena recorded seven homers and a .204 batting average while playing between Arizona and Seattle last season.