Report: Dominican catcher Francisco Peña reaches deal in China baseball

The starting receiver of Águilas Cibaeñas and five times Golden Glove in the Dominican ball has decided to try his luck in the Asian ball after a long career in minor leagues and MLB

The receiver of Aguilas Cibaeñas, Francisco Peña, could be on his way to play in new waters, after a report by Rolling Fermín Jr., a member of Águilas Cibaeñas, indicated that the Dominican player would have reached an agreement with the team of CTBC Brothers on the Chinese Professional Baseball League (CPBL).

Pain has had a long and prolific career that includes fifteen years on the minor league circuits and on MLB, as well as in the Dominican Republic Professional Baseball League (LIDOM) next to Aguilas Cibaeñas.

In Big leagues, played 86 games over five seasons alongside Kansas City Royals, Baltimore Orioles Y St. Louis Cardinals. He boasts a .216 batting average, along with a .249 on-base percentage (OBP) and a .311 slugging percentage (SLG), good for a .559 OPS. Accompany these statistics of five homers and thirteen RBIs, as well as 18 scored.

In the minor circuits he spent 13 seasons, where he acted in 1,068 games. He finished with a .245 batting average and a .698 OPS, 130 home runs and 524 RBIs.

Pain It was also one of the key pieces to reach the national and Caribbean championship last season for Aguilas Cibaeñas and for years he has established himself as the starter in the yellow catchery, managing to win five Golden Gloves in the Dominican league.

If the report is confirmed, Francisco Peña It could be starting its passage through Chinese baseball on April 2, the date for which the start of the season of the CPBL. Additionally, he would join his compatriot Jose de Paula in the CTBC Brothers and would be the Dominican number five confirmed for the next season of the Asian league.