Royals acquire 19-year-old RHP Domingo Pena from the Texas Rangers

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.

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