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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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Max Scherzer bought Rolex for former catcher Brayan Pena

Oct 28 2014 1:01pm CDT | Source: Yardbarker: MLB

Brayan Pena, who spent the 2014 season with the Cincinnati Reds, was one of the Detroit Tigers’ catchers last year during Max Scherzer’s 21-3 Cy Young Award-winning season. One year later, Pena has been rewarded for the role he played. On Monday, Pena received an engraved Rolex watch in ...
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