Carlos Peña has passed his physical, finalizing a three-year deal worth $24.125 million with the Tampa Bay Rays. The AL comeback player of the year agreed last week to a $6 million, one-year deal to avoid salary arbitration, contingent on his health.
Peña had 46 home runs and 121 RBIs -- both career highs -- in 2007, setting a season franchise record for homers and finishing with the fourth-highest total in the big leagues behind Alex Rodriguez (54), Prince Fielder (50) and Ryan Howard (47).
The 29-year-old first baseman also batted a career-best .282, scored a club-high 99 runs and became the first player in history to bounce back and hit 40-plus bombs the season after being released by another team. In short, Peña was the Rays only hope in 2007 and plans to dominate in '08.
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