According to the Twitter account of the Kansas City Royals, the Royals have acquired RHP Domingo Pena from the Texas Rangers.
Pena is a 19-year-old RHP from the Dominican Republic. He made his professional debut at the age of 17, posting a 5.52 ERA and 2.72 FIP for the DSL Rangers in 2015, striking out 51 and walking 12 in 45.2 innings. He repeated the same level again in 2016, posting a 3.88 ERA and 3.07 FIP in 46.1 innings for his second go-around.
Pena pitched in limited time this year, having short stints at two levels. The Rangers sent him back to the DSL for a third time to start the year, where he made four appearances, putting together 14 scoreless innings, while striking out 16 and walking a pair. The Rangers then promoted him to their Arizona League affiliate, where he gave up nine earned runs in 16 innings of work, striking out 20 and walking six.
For such a young age, Pena looks like an advanced arm, posting stellar strikeout and walk numbers early in his career.
The Rangers will receive international bonus money in return from the Royals.