Royals sign Pena to minor league deal

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Updated: 8/27/2013 5:33 pm Published: 8/27/2013 5:22 pm

Kansas City, MO (Sports Network) - The Kansas City Royals and veteran first baseman Carlos Pena agreed to terms on a minor league contract Tuesday.

The 35-year-old Pena batted .209 with eight homers and 25 RBI over 85 games with Houston before being designated for assignment in July.

Pena is a career .233 hitter and has clubbed 285 homers in 1,471 major league games with Texas, Oakland, Detroit, Boston, Tampa Bay, the Chicago Cubs and Astros.

The Royals also completed a minor league trade, acquiring pitcher Clayton Mortensen from the Boston Red Sox in exchange for outfielder Quintin Berry.

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