Tony Pena Jr. is not only still around after some uninspiring years at shortstop for the Kansas City Royals, but he's actually catching on at an entirely different position, a la Rick Ankiel among others. Pena is now a pitcher who recently signed with the Boston Red Sox on a spring training invite in the hopes of turning his Major League career around and finding better luck on the mound.
Ben Nicholson-Smith writes, "Pena, who spent parts of four seasons as a big league shortstop, spent the 2010 season in the upper minors with the Giants and posted a 4.13 ERA with 7.3 K/9 and 3.4 BB/9 in 76 1/3 innings."
It's an interesting switch for Pena who could never do much with the bat for Kansas City. In 287 games played over three seasons for the Royals, Pena had a line of .228/.247/.298. Those are the sorts of numbers that set a league-worst level every year, so it's no wonder he tried to switch.