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DETROIT The Detroit Tigers on Monday agreed to terms on a one-year contract with catcher Brayan Pena.
In 68 games with the Kansas City Royals last season, Pena hit .236 with 10 doubles, a triple, two home runs and 25 RBIs. He batted .320 with runners in scoring position this past season.
We are pleased to add an experienced catcher like Brayan Pena to our club, said Dave Dombrowski, Tigers president, CEO and general manager. As a switch-hitter, he will serve as a solid complement to Alex Avila as our backup catcher for the 2013 season.
A veteran of eight major-league seasons -- with the Atlanta Braves (2005-08) and Royals (2009-12) -- Pena, 30, is hit .248 with 46 doubles, a triple, 14 home runs and 98 RBIs in 335 games.
In a related roster move, the Tigers designated the contract of left-handed pitcher Matt Hoffman for assignment. He appeared in 43 games with Triple-A Toledo during the 2012 season, posting a 1-2 record and 3.69 ERA.
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The Detroit Tigers did something today that I haven’t seen before. They let GM Dave Dombrowski overtake the team’s official Twitter feed and answer some pointed questions from fans. To Dombrowski’s credit I thought he answered with great candor and revealed some fairly useful information.
Here is a quick rundown of what was discussed:
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The Detroit Tigers have agreed to a one-year contract with catcher Brayan Pena.
Pena had a .236 batting average with two homers and 25 RBIs in 68 games last season for the Kansas City Royals. He hit .320 in 50 at-bats with runners in scoring position last season. He has hit .248 with 14 homers and 98 RBIs over eight seasons with the Royals and Atlanta Braves.
The 30-year-old Pena...
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The Detroit Tigers signed catcher Brayan Pena on Monday, filling the roster spot vacated by Gerald Laird earlier this offseason. The deal reportedly will be for one year, though no financial particulars have been announced yet.
Pena, 30, is a switch-hitter — key, since Jim Leyland prefers to give Alex Avila his days off against lefty starters. He hit .236 with two homers and 25...
According to Jason Beck of MLB.com, the Detroit Tigers signed veteran catcher Brayan Pena to a one-year deal. He'll be their backup catcher.
Pena, 30, hit .236/.262/.321 with 2 HR's, 25 RBI's and a .253 wOBA in 226 plate appearances for the Royals in 2012.
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After losing backup catcher Gerald Laird to free agency, the Tigers shored up the position Monday by signing veteran Brayan Pena to a one-year deal. The ex-Royal Pena (who turns 31 next month) appeared in 68 games for the Royals posting a .236/.262/.321 batting line in 226 plate appearances.
Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski believes the veteran catcher will play a big role...
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