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Topic - Mo Pena
The Arizona Diamondbacks have promoted Pacific Coast League home run leader Wily Mo Pena from Triple-A.
Wily Mo Pena's long-awaited first homer of the season surely had to be an encouraging sign to emerge from the Nationals' 5-1 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers.
LOS ANGELES -- The Washington Nationals have been, statistically speaking, the least-powerful team in the major leagues this season. So the sight of three of his players homering last night at Dodger Stadium had to be encouraging to manager Manny Acta.
Here was Wily Mo Pena's welcome-to-the-Nationals moment:
Back in the National League and reunited with general manager Jim Bowden and some former Cincinnati Reds teammates, newly acquired slugger Wily Mo Pena yesterday acted like someone who was just glad to be here. Which, in fact, he was.
Jim Bowden insists it was never his intention to turn the Washington Nationals into the Cincinnati Reds of the East. He never planned to trade for Austin Kearns and Felipe Lopez. He didn't plan to sign Dmitri Young. And he didn't expect to complete a trade for Wily Mo Pena yesterday.
Newly acquired slugger Wily Mo Pena, hardly a defensive specialist, told Acta he's more comfortable in right field than left.
"I feel like I"m at home," Pena said after batting practice, during which he wowed onlookers, including his teammates, with some towering shots into RFK Stadium"s upper deck.