Carlos Pena, first baseman for the Houston Astros, was first drafted by the Texas Rangers in 1998. Pena who had a batting average of .324 in college, didn't play with the Rangers until September, 2001. After only 22 games with the Rangers, they traded him to the Oakland Athletics. He had a very short career with Oakland, playing in just 40 games with a batting average of .218, when they traded him to the Detroit Tigers in July, 2002. In 75 games with the Tigers in 2002, Pena batted .243 with 69 hits and 12 home runs.
Bo Porter, the Houston Astros new manager, at the age of 40, is the youngest manager in the major leagues. Although he managed in the minor leagues in 2006, this is Porter's first year as a major league manager.