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Cleveland Indians sign Wily Mo Pena

By Alex Butler
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Cleveland Indians sign Wily Mo Pena
Former Washington Nationals teammates Aaron Boone (R) and Wily Mo Pena. (UPI Photo/Kevin Dietsch) | License Photo

Feb. 1 (UPI) -- Wily Mo Pena isn't invited to spring training, but he did sign a deal with Tuesday with the Cleveland Indians.

The 35-year-old designated hitter signed a minor league deal with the team, according to MLB Network Insider Jon Heyman Pena's pact guarantees him $700,000 if he makes the major league roster. Pena hasn't played in the majors since 2011. He has been playing in Japan's Nippon Professional Baseball Organization, where he hit 71 home runs and had 222 RBI from 2012 to 2015.

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Pena, who once hit 26 home runs for the 2004 Cincinnati Reds, has 84 home runs and a .250 career batting average in eight major league seasons. He also played for the Boston Red Sox, Washington Nationals, Arizona Diamondbacks, and Seattle Mariners. He suited up for the Fukoka Softbank Hawks, Orix Buffaloes, and Tohuku Rakuten Golden Eagles while playing in Japan. Pena rested during the 2016 season, but played in the winter league in the Dominican Republic.

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Pena will report to Goodyear, Arizona with the Indians' minor leaguers, according to Cleveland.com. The Indians' pitchers and catchers report to spring training in on Feb. 12, while position players report on Feb. 16.

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