Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times has the report from Arizona …
1B Carlos Pena, released by #Angels, has no plans to retire. “I feel too good,” he said. “That’s not even an option.”
— Mike DiGiovanna (@MikeDiGiovanna) March 23, 2014
Pena had only an outside shot at an Opening Day roster spot and sealed his fate by batting .139/.205/.167 with 14 strikeouts in 39 plate appearances in the Cactus League. The 35-year-old has hit .201/.327/.351 in 249 regular-season games since the start of 2011 and he rates poorly defensively at first base.
Anaheim also cut ties with catcher Yorvit Torrealba and infielder Chad Tracy on Sunday.