Rangers release Carlos Pena

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Carlos Pena accepted a demotion to Triple-A after being designated for assignment by the Rangers last month, but now Texas has released the veteran first baseman.

Pena played pretty well at Triple-A, batting .297 with four homers and an .850 OPS in 20 games, but he hit just .136 in 18 games for the Rangers before the demotion and has hit a combined .196 with a .661 OPS in 267 games as a big leaguer dating back to 2012.

Pena can still draw walks and hit the occasional homer, but at age 36 he’s likely running out of chances to get back to the majors.