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Carlos Felipe Peña
- Bats Left, Throws Left
- Height 6' 2", Weight 210 lb.
- School Northeastern University, Wright State University
- High School Haverhill High School
- Debut September 5, 2001
- Final Game July 12, 2014
- Born May 17, 1978 in Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional, D.R.
Carlos Peña had a 118 OPS+ and 285 homers in 13 seasons in the majors, also drawing 813 walks. He led the league once in homers and made one All-Star team. Pena whiffed at least 140 times for seven seasons.
When he left the Rays after his second go-round with the team at the end of the 2012 season, he was the franchise's all-time leader in home runs with 163. He was caught and passed by Evan Longoria in 2014.
Carlos joined the MLB Network as a studio analyst following his retirement in 2014. He called games at the 2017 CWS Super Regionals for ESPN and was a fill-in broadcaster for Boston Red Sox games on NESN, beginning with the 2019 season. He became eligible for the Hall of Fame in its 2020 election but did not receive a single vote and was dropped from the ballot.
- AL All-Star (2009)
- AL Gold Glove Winner (2008)
- AL Silver Slugger Award Winner (2007)
- 2007 AL Comeback Player of the Year
- AL Home Runs Leader (2009)
- 20-Home Run Seasons: 6 (2004 & 2007-2011)
- 30-Home Run Seasons: 3 (2007-2009)
- 40-Home Run Seasons: 1 (2007)
- 100 RBI Seasons: 3 (2007-2009)
- Eric Chesterton: "The Absurd Hall of Fame Case: Carlos Peña: He was an original Moneyball player", mlb.com, January 11, 2020.