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The Majors Detroit:
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 for the team behind starter Alex Avila.
“As a switch-hitter, he will serve as a solid complement to Alex Avila as our backup catcher for the 2013 season,” Dombrowski said.
Pena too was pretty enthusiastic about joining the Tigers:
I knew GOD wouldn’t let me down. When he close one door for you , he open another one .. Im a Detroit Tiger and is a BLESSING FROM GOD .
— Brayan Pena (@cuban2727) December 10, 2012
In eight season, Pena has posted a .248/.286/.350 batting line between the Atlanta Braves and Royals. And given the way Jim Leyland plays his reserves you can probably expect Pena to play anywhere from...
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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...
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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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...