Mario Peña

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Mario I. Peña Centeno

  • Bats Left, Throws Left
  • Height 6' 4", Weight 170 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Mario Peña reached AAA.

Peña helped the Nicaraguan national team win Gold at the 2001 Central American Games. Hemade his pro debut with the 2003 DSL Red Sox II, going 4-5 with a 1.93 ERA. In 75 innings, he struck out 70 and walked only four. He pitched for Nicaragua in the 2003 Baseball World Cup, going 2-0 with only one unearned run in 10 1/3 innings. The teenager tied for 4th in the event in wins and tied for the ERA lead. He had a 4-3, 3.94 record for the 2004 GCL Red Sox with just six walks in 48 innings. The left-hander remained sharp with his control in 2005, walking 10 in 82 innings for the Lowell Spinners. Mario went 6-8 with a 4.50 ERA. He tied for the New York-Penn League lead with 18 starts but also led in losses, hits allowed (97) and runs allowed (56).

He split 2006 between the [Spinners (4-1, 2.08), Greenville Drive (0-2, 6.89), Wilmington Blue Rocks (2.33) and Pawtucket Red Sox (0-1, 6.75). In 2007, the Managua native was 1-1 with a 12.21 ERA for the Lancaster JetHawks with a .422 opponent average.

Peña was a late addition to the Nicaraguan squad for the 2010 Central American and Caribbean Games.