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Félix Ricardo Peña (born February 25, 1990) is a Dominican professional baseball pitcher for the Los Angeles Angels of Major League Baseball (MLB). He made his MLB debut in 2016. He previously played for the Chicago Cubs.

Félix Peña
Los Angeles Angels – No. 64
Pitcher
Born: (1990-02-25) February 25, 1990 (age 29)
San Pedro de Macorís, Dominican Republic
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
August 19, 2016, for the Chicago Cubs
MLB statistics
(through 2019 season)
Win–loss record12–8
Earned run average4.49
Strikeouts236
Teams
Career highlights and awards

CareerEdit

Peña was born in San Pedro de Macorís, Dominican Republic.

He began his minor league career at the age of 19 in 2009.[1]

He was called up to the major leagues for the first time on August 19, 2016.[2] In 11 Major League games to finish the 2016 season, Peña had a 4.00 ERA. The Cubs would eventually make it to the playoffs and win the World Series. Peña did not participate in the postseason, but was on the 40-man roster at the time the Cubs won.[3]

On October 9, 2017, the Cubs traded Peña to the Angels for cash or a player to be named. He began the 2018 season in AAA before being called up on June 18.[4] He remained in the Angels rotation for the remainder of the season. He was 3-5 with a 4.18 ERA, and 85 strikeouts in ​92 23 innings.[5]. On July 12, 2019, Peña pitched seven no-hit innings, helping the Angels throw a combined no-hitter against the Seattle Mariners.[6] On August 4, he tore his right ACL which ended his season.[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Felix Pena Minor & Winter Leagues Statistics & History | Baseball-Reference.com
  2. ^ Gonzales, Mark. "Cubs take long-range view by placing John Lackey, Hector Rondon on DL".
  3. ^ Bastian, Jordan; Muskat, Carrie. "Chicago Cubs win 2016 World Series". MLB. Retrieved November 3, 2016.
  4. ^ Felix Pena proves his mettle in MLB debut, Kole Calhoun comes back with a bang & Angels beat Arizona 5-4 - Halos Heaven
  5. ^ Felix Pena Stats | Baseball-Reference.com
  6. ^ Mariners vs. Angels Box Score, July 12, 2019
  7. ^ https://www.cbssports.com/fantasy/baseball/news/angels-felix-pena-headed-for-knee-surgery/

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Mike Fiers
No-hit game
July 12, 2019
(with Taylor Cole)
Succeeded by
Aaron Sanchez, Will Harris, Joe Biagini, Chris Devenski