Pena heading to the Cubs

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, Last Updated: 12:20 PM ET

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- The Chicago Cubs and free agent first baseman Carlos Pena have agreed to terms of a one-year contract.

Financial details were not released, but the Chicago Tribune had reported it to be worth $10 million.

The 32-year-old Pena led the Tampa Bay Rays last season with 28 home runs, but hit a mere .196. However, he managed to draw 87 walks and got on base at a .325 clip.

Pena led the American League with 39 home runs in 2009, but still only hit .227. Again though, he got on base 36 percent of the time that season.

The 10th overall pick of the Rangers in 1998, Pena broke into the majors with Texas in 2001. He has also played for Oakland, Detroit, Boston and the New York Yankees.

An All-Star in 2009 and Gold Glove winner in 2008, Pena is a lifetime .241 hitter with 230 home runs and 650 RBI. His best season was 2007 with Tampa Bay, as he had career-best numbers of 46 homers, 121 runs batted in and a .282 batting average.

Pena helped the Rays to the American League pennant in 2008, and during his four-year run in Tampa averaged 36 homers with 102 runs batted in. He has a career .994 fielding percentage at first base.


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