Ángel Peña (baseball)
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|Born: February 16, 1975|
San Pedro de Macorís, Dominican Republic
|September 8, 1998, for the Los Angeles Dodgers|
|Last MLB appearance|
|June 1, 2001, for the Los Angeles Dodgers|
At one point in his career, Peña was heralded as the catcher of the future for the Dodgers. He initially was to take the spot of the traded Mike Piazza. However, poor conditioning and the emergence of future All-Star Paul Lo Duca spelled the end of Peña's days as a Dodger, and subsequently as a major league catcher. Pena was released by the Dodgers on October 15, 2001. He briefly played in the San Francisco Giants minor league system and in independent baseball leagues after that but is now out of baseball.