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BRAYAN PENA RUMORS & GOSSIP

Video: Brayan Pena enjoys multi home run night at Yankee Stadium

Your browser does not support iframes.Brayan Pena did everything he could in Cincinnati's bid to knock off New York at Yankee Stadium on Friday. And his effort included recording the first multi home run game of his major league career.Filling in at first base for the injured Joey Votto, Pena provided plenty of firepower by launching a pair of solo home runs of Yankees pitching...
Via Redlegs Review
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds put C Brayan Pena on paternity list

CINCINNATI (AP) -- The Reds put catcher Brayan Pena on the paternity list before the final game of their series against the NL Central-leading Milwaukee Brewers. Catcher Tucker Barnhart was called up from Triple-A Louisville on Sunday. It's his third stint with the Reds this season. Pena flew to Florida to be with his wife as she gave birth. Pena is batting .256 with three homers...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Brayan Pena appreciates opportunity with Reds

CINCINNATI -- If Brayan Pena isn't smiling, he isn't among the living. It is impossible to catch the Cincinnati Reds catcher without smile. Try to sneak up on him. Try to peek around the corner when he isn't looking. He is still smiling. Asked if he smiled instead of crying when the doctor smack him the moment he was born he said, "I believe so." And he smiled...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
May 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Was Brayan Pena safe or out?

Your browser does not support iframes.In case you missed it, the Reds fell victim to the new replay system Tuesday night when they had a call overturned against their favor.The play in question came in the top of the seventh when Brayan Pena slashed a ball into right field and tried to leg out a double. The ruling on the field was that Pena did in fact slide in safely. However, upon...
Via Redlegs Review
April 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Cuban defector Brayan Pena works for dream of playing with Reds

GOODYEAR, Ariz. -- When Brayan Pena says with a smile, "I am so proud to be an American," he means it from the depths of his being. To say becoming an American citizen caused pain to him and his family is a massive understatement. Pena was 16 and playing for the Cuban Junior team in Venezuela in 1998 when he decided to defect because he wanted to pursue his dream of playing...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
February 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Pena won't return to Tigers

The Tigers have decided not to re-sign free-agent catcher Brayan Pena, who shared the news via Twitter on Wednesday. "I was inform that i will not be returning to The Tigers ,i want to thanks the FANS, the ORGANIZATION & my TEAMMATES for the opportunity !!!!" said on Brayan Pena@cuban2727. "Now I'm ready to accept the new chapter in my life like i always do...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
October 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Pena is a Tiger but still treasures his time in K.C.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. Brayan Pena wasn't the most talented catcher to ever don a Royals uniform. But Pena certainly was one of the more popular catchers among the fans, as well as a favorite inside the clubhouse. "He always had a smile and so much positive energy," former teammate and still close friend Bruce Chen said. Pena was so positive, in fact, he never envisioned...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
June 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: Brayan Pena hangs on to record final out in scary collision at home plate

Your browser does not support iframes.Wednesday was a tough night for Detroit Tigers catcher Brayan Pena.Not only did he have to play 14 innings behind the dish, but he also received a crushing blow from Seattle Mariners first baseman Justin Smoak in a scary collision at home plate. Seriously, take a look and see for yourself.Watch as Pena holds on to apply the tag despite being...
Via Bush League Chronicle
April 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Desire for freedom took Pena to majors

LAKELAND, Fla. Tigers catcher Brayan Pena wanted to get to the United States even more than he wanted to play in the major leagues. Born and raised in Havana, Cuba, he longed for the freedom that was 106 miles away across the Straits of Florida to Key West. Defecting is always risky. But at the age of 16, Pena mapped out a plot with a friend that he will not name to this day, for...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
February 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Royals Catcher Brayan Pena in a Trade to Tampa Bay Rays?

Could Royals backup catcher Brayan Pena be heading to the Tampa Bay Rays? This is nothing more than my own speculation based on a tweet by Danny Knobler of CBSSports.com: Rays are a fascinating team to watch. Could trade starters (anyone but Price, Moore), relievers, Upton. Looking for young catcher, pitchers On the season, Rays catchers are hitting .194 AVG/.266 OBP/.279 SLG...
Via Crown Crazed
July 18, 2012  |  Discuss
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