ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - The Texas Rangers have purchased the contract Carlos Pena from Triple-A Round Rock, and the first baseman was set to play his first game for his original team since 2001.
First baseman Brad Snyder was designated for assignment Tuesday. Pena was listed batting sixth and playing first base for a series opener at home against Detroit.
Pena made his major league debut for the Rangers in 2001, and he was traded to Oakland the following winter. The 36-year-old Pena has played for eight teams in his career.
Released by the Los Angeles Angels during spring training, Pena signed a minor league deal with Texas last week.
The team said first baseman Mitch Moreland has returned home to Mississippi after ligament reconstructive surgery and bone realignment in his left ankle Monday.
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