Ran across the following article on the CBS Sportline site:
Pena tells Reds he won’t accept part-time role anymore
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic — Cincinnati Reds outfielder Wily Mo Pena said Saturday that he’s ready to play full time with the team, or they should trade him to another club.
Pena batted .254 last season, with 19 home runs, 54 RBI and 116 strikeouts. He played in 99 games.
“The best thing they (the Reds) can do is to play me or trade me because I no longer want to be on the bench,” he told the Associated Press on Saturday after a winter league game in the Dominican Republic.
Pena, 23, said he’s recovered from back and quadriceps injuries that hampered his play last season and he’s ready to contribute as a regular starting player.
He said he accepted bench time last year, “but for next season they are going to have to give me a permanent position or trade me to another team.”
Pena would be my first choice to deal among the OFs, of course he’s not going to bring us the established top line pitcher we need either. It would take dealing Griffey or Dunn to land a Clement or Vasquez.