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MLB: Cincinnati Reds Sign C Brayan Pena
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MLB: Cincinnati Reds Sign C Brayan Pena

Nov 10 2013, 9:21pm CST | by

The Cincinnati Reds signed former Detroit Tigers backup catcher Brayan Pena on Friday.

The Cincinnati Reds have signed catcher Brayan Pena.  The deal is reportedly worth two years, per ESPN Desportes' Enrique Rojas. It will only be consummated when he passes a physical scheduled for...

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MLB: Cincinnati Reds Sign C Brayan Pena

Nov 10 2013, 9:21pm CST | by

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The Cincinnati Reds signed former Detroit Tigers backup catcher Brayan Pena on Friday.

The Cincinnati Reds have signed catcher Brayan Pena

The deal is reportedly worth two years, per ESPN Desportes' Enrique Rojas. It will only be consummated when he passes a physical scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 12. Rojas cites a source who says he will earn $1.25 million next season. 

According to C. Trent Rosencrans of the Cincinnati Enquirer, the Reds currently have two catchers in their lineup in Ryan Hanigan and Devin Mesoraco. The former is aribitration-elgible and could test the market in 2014.

Rosencrans adds the 33-year-old Hanigan, who took home $2.05 million last season, could still be coveted by several other teams in spite of his paltry output in 2013, when he batted a career-low .198.

Hanigan is a veteran catcher known for his defensive prowess, a facet which several teams, including the Tampa Bay Rays, Seattle Mariners, Texas Rangers, Chicago White Sox, New York Yankees and Philadelphia Phillies, need. 

Pena's acqiusition is the Reds' latest attempt to fire up their offense which general manager Walt Jocketty emphasized in an interview with MLB.com. 

"You have to try and improve the offense. This could be another hitter in the lineup. If we lose (Shin-Soo) Choo, we'll have to address the leadoff situation again. There's really no clear answer to that right now." 

In Pena's nine-year major league career which he has spent in parts with the Atlanta Braves (2005-2008), Kansas City Royals (2008-2012) and Detroit Tigers (2013), he has batted .258 to go along with 18 home runs and 120 RBIs. 

His lone season in Detroit saw him batting .297 with four home runs and 22 RBIs. 

 

 

 

 
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Mesoraco impressive as Reds defeat Cardinals

Sep 9 2014 9:55pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

CINCINNATI, Ohio — Devin Mesoraco homered and drove in three runs, and Mike Leake pitched into the seventh inning and doubled home a run, leading the Cincinnati Reds to a 9-5 victory on Tuesday night that ended their six-game losing streak against the St. Louis Cardinals. The NL Central leaders lost for only the second time in 11 games and maintained their 4 1/2-game lead over Pittsburgh. St. Louis is 10-4 against the Reds and 40-25 overall in the div ...
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1 week ago

Mesoraco impressive as Reds defeat Cardinals

Sep 9 2014 9:55pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

CINCINNATI, Ohio — Devin Mesoraco homered and drove in three runs, and Mike Leake pitched into the seventh inning and doubled home a run, leading the Cincinnati Reds to a 9-5 victory on Tuesday night that ended their six-game losing streak against the St. Louis Cardinals. The NL Central leaders lost for only the second time in 11 games and maintained their 4 1/2-game lead over Pittsburgh. St. Louis is 10-4 against the Reds and 40-25 overall in the divisi ...
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1 week ago

Mesoraco impressive as Reds defeat Cardinals

Sep 9 2014 9:55pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

CINCINNATI, Ohio — Devin Mesoraco homered and drove in three runs, and Mike Leake pitched into the seventh inning and doubled home a run, leading the Cincinnati Reds to a 9-5 victory on Tuesday night that ended their six-game losing streak against the St. Louis Cardinals. The NL Central leaders lost for only the second time in 11 games and maintained their 4 1/2-game lead over Pittsburgh. St. Louis is 10-4 against the Reds and 40-25 overall in the division. T ...
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3 weeks ago

Leake, Reds beat Braves to end seven-game skid

Aug 23 2014 11:07pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

CINCINNATI, Ohio — Mike Leake gave the Reds’ struggling offence the only run it would need. The right-hander pitched into the seventh inning and boosted Cincinnati’s struggling offence by hitting a double and scoring as the Reds ended a seven-game losing streak by beating the Atlanta Braves 1-0 Saturday night. Leake (10-11) gave up a pair of hits and walked three, leaving with the bases loaded and two outs in the seventh. Jumbo Diaz got Tommy La Stella ...
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3 weeks ago

Leake, Reds beat Braves to end seven-game skid

Aug 23 2014 11:07pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

CINCINNATI, Ohio — Mike Leake gave the Reds’ struggling offence the only run it would need. The right-hander pitched into the seventh inning and boosted Cincinnati’s struggling offence by hitting a double and scoring as the Reds ended a seven-game losing streak by beating the Atlanta Braves 1-0 Saturday night. Leake (10-11) gave up a pair of hits and walked three, leaving with the bases loaded and two outs in the seventh. Jumbo Diaz got Tommy La Stella to hit into a forceout. ...
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3 weeks ago

Leake, Reds beat Braves to end seven-game skid

Aug 23 2014 11:07pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

CINCINNATI, Ohio — Mike Leake gave the Reds’ struggling offence the only run it would need. The right-hander pitched into the seventh inning and boosted Cincinnati’s struggling offence by hitting a double and scoring as the Reds ended a seven-game losing streak by beating the Atlanta Braves 1-0 Saturday night. Leake (10-11) gave up a pair of hits and walked three, leaving with the bases loaded and two outs in the sevent ...
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4 weeks ago

Reds’ Cueto picks up MLB-leading win no. 15

Aug 15 2014 11:12pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

DENVER — Johnny Cueto threw eight stellar innings to become the first 15-game winner in the majors and Kris Negron had a career-high four hits, including a tiebreaking single in the ninth, as the Cincinnati Reds beat the Colorado Rockies 3-2 on Friday night. Cueto (15-6) allowed two runs and six hits to help the Reds snap a three-game skid. He’s now 7-0 since a loss at San Diego on July 2. Negron lined a two-out single up the middle off Adam Ottavino (0-4) to bring in Ramon Santiago with ...
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4 weeks ago

Reds’ Cueto picks up MLB-leading win no. 15

Aug 15 2014 11:12pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

DENVER — Johnny Cueto threw eight stellar innings to become the first 15-game winner in the majors and Kris Negron had a career-high four hits, including a tiebreaking single in the ninth, as the Cincinnati Reds beat the Colorado Rockies 3-2 on Friday night. Cueto (15-6) allowed two runs and six hits to help the Reds snap a three-game skid. He’s now 7-0 since a loss at San Diego on July 2. Negron lined a two-out single up th ...
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7 weeks ago

Leake goes eight, hits RBI as Reds beat D-backs

Jul 29 2014 8:58pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

CINCINNATI, Ohio — Mike Leake pitched into the eighth inning and singled home a run — a rare commodity for the Reds these days — leading Cincinnati to a 3-0 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday night. The Reds won for only the second time in 11 games since the All-Star break. The offence has been the biggest problem, scoring only 20 runs — by far the fewest in the majors over that span. Leake (8-9) pitched in that way, too. His single off the glove of diving third base ...
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7 weeks ago

Leake goes eight, hits RBI as Reds beat D-backs

Jul 29 2014 8:58pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

CINCINNATI, Ohio — Mike Leake pitched into the eighth inning and singled home a run — a rare commodity for the Reds these days — leading Cincinnati to a 3-0 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday night. The Reds won for only the second time in 11 games since the All-Star break. The offence has been the biggest problem, scoring only 20 runs — by far the fewest in the majors over that span. Le ...
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