Make us your home page
Instagram

Get the quickest, smartest news, analysis and photos from the Bucs game emailed to you shortly after the final whistle.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Tampa Bay Rays' Carlos Peña okay waiting on team to determine future

SEATTLE — Since Carl Crawford (reportedly) brought it up …

Carlos Peña said Wednesday, as he has said several times before, that he hopes to be re-signed by the Rays and "would love to play here forever."

There have been no talks, Peña said, but neither have there been any agreements, as in Crawford's case, to wait until after the season, when he will be a free agent.

"Nothing serious has come up," Peña said. "But my window is always open. Or my door."

Peña said "it's fine" that there have been no negotiations because he doesn't want anything to interfere with his focus on the season, and he has "no problem" with waiting until after the season if that's how it unfolds.

"We'll figure it out later," Peña said. "I've really kept myself really busy with what's going on with the ballclub, and what I can do to help, whatever. We're really focusing on what's going on right now. That's the way I like it. …

"It's a nonissue for me. I don't lose any sleep over it. It doesn't stress me out. It's a nonexistent issue to me. If you didn't mention it to me, I wouldn't even think of it the whole day."

Basically, he said, "My focus is on what's going on in the now. I don't really concern myself too much with the future, I let that take care of itself. I know it's going to work out — for the good of mankind."

Marc Topkin can be reached at topkin@sptimes.com

Tampa Bay Rays' Carlos Peña okay waiting on team to determine future 05/05/10 [Last modified: Wednesday, May 5, 2010 11:26pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. NFL Week 3: What we learned

    Bucs

    Take the knee … well, not NOW

     1. Photo of Roger Mooney for Times Sports.
  2. Marc Topkin's takeaways from Sunday's Rays-Orioles game

    The Heater

    RHP Chris Archer's primary problem Sunday, as in much of September, was a lack of slider command. When he can't throw it where he wants, and doesn't have the confidence in the changeup to throw it often, he can't win with just his fastball.

  3. Somehow, Rays' Chris Archer remains just shy of being an ace

    The Heater

    BALTIMORE — Chris Archer had another bad game Sunday.

    Chris Archer is sputtering to the finish line, his rough start on Sunday his fourth in his past five in which he hasn’t gotten past four innings.
  4. Bradenton high school senior Chasten Whitfield inspires young anglers

    Outdoors

    MADEIRA BEACH — The kids lined up single file, snow cones in hand, a procession of sweaty, excited grade schoolers watching Chasten Whitfield throw a cast net.

    Whitfield, a senior at Bradenton Manatee, demonstrates how to throw a cast net at the FishKids tournament in Madeira Beach. She also taught knot tying.
  5. Wreck helps Kyle Busch take control of Monster Cup's ISM 300

    Auto racing

    LOUDON, N.H. — Kyle Busch saw little but billowing white smoke that engulfed the track and blinded enough drivers that it caused a tremendous wreck that notably altered the race running order.

    Kyle Busch celebrates with a burnout after his third victory of the season that earns a berth in the second round of NASCAR’s playoffs. He also has some fun with Loudon the Lobster.