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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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Dee Gordon makes over-the-shoulder catch for double play

Jun 11 2014 6:59pm CDT | Source: SBNation

Chicago Cubs v Cincinnati Reds
The Dodgers second baseman made a terrific sliding grab on Wednesday night at Great American Ball Park. With runners on first and second with one out in the second inning, the Reds looked like they had a rally cooking against the Dodgers, especially when catcher Brayan Pena lofted a ball behind second base into short right field. But before the ball had a chance to drop, speedster Dee Gordon somehow tracked the ball down and made a trem ...
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Van Slyke homers twice as Dodgers beat Reds

Jun 9 2014 9:48pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

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CINCINNATI, Ohio — Scott Van Slyke drove in a career-high four runs with two homers off struggling left-hander Tony Cingrani, and the Los Angeles Dodgers pulled away to a 6-2 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Monday night, a rare comfortable win in their pitching-dominated series. Van Slyke hit a solo homer and a three-run shot off Cingrani (2-7), who could lose his spot in the rotation when Mat Latos returns from the disabled li ...
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