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.

Top MLB Public Bets

MLB Top Stories

Thumbnail Angels vs. Dodgers Prediction Will the Dodgers beat the Angels and win their 11th straight game tonight at 10:10PM ET?
Thumbnail Rockies vs. Giants Prediction Are the Rockies a great bet to upset their NL West rivals the Giants at 10:08PM ET tonight?
Thumbnail White Sox vs. Yankees Pick Will the New York Yankees be able to go on the road and hand the Chicago White Sox another loss when the two meet up tonight at 8:10PM...
Thumbnail Cubs vs. Nationals Prediction Can the Cubs pull off the upset tonight against the Nationals at 7:05PM ET?
Thumbnail Rangers vs. Indians Pick Will the Cleveland Indians get back on track tonight when they open a home series with the Texas Rangers at...

MLB Team Pages