Wily Mo Pena still is a powerful man, apparently.
Pena hasn’t played in the majors since 2011 — largely because of his inability to hit a curveball — but the 32-year-old slugger is flexing his muscle in Japan for the Orix Buffaloes. The former Boston Red Sox outfielder recently showed his tremendous pop by blasting an absolute moon shot into a light fixture located about 60 miles away, give or take a few.
Pena played parts of eight seasons in the bigs before heading overseas. He racked up 559 strikeouts in 1,703 career at-bats, but he always had intriguing power. Pena slugged a career-high 26 homers in 110 games with the Cincinnati Reds in 2004.
Pena was traded to the Red Sox before the 2006 season. The Dominican bopper hit .301 and clubbed 11 homers with the Red Sox in 84 games with Boston in 2006, and he was dealt to the Washington Nationals the following season.
Check out Pena’s monster blast in Japan in the video below. Also take notice of Pena’s fantastic home run signal after sliding into second base.