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BRAYAN PENA RUMORS & GOSSIP

Max Scherzer bought Rolex for former catcher Brayan Pena

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 the mail. He told The Detroit...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Reds' Pena amazed by Chapman's history making ability

CINCINNATI -- When the bullpen gate swings open and Aroldis Chapman begins his trot toward the pitching mound, Great American Ball Park becomes a one-man stage and the spotlight shines directly on Chapman. The rest of the players stand in the shadows, bit players in The Aroldis Chapman Show. And the show Monday night against the Arizona Diamondbacks could have been entitled, 'Cuban...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Is Devin Mesoraco the Reds' catcher long term?

Devin Mesoraco has risen among catchers like a rocket this season. He has certainly made a lot of fantasy players happy (including this one) with his sixteen homers in only 244 plate appearances. His .406 wOBA is outstanding and he was an All Star this season. That's pretty heady stuff. But, of course, there are two sides of catching. There is the offensive side, which Mesoraco...
Via The Flagrant Fan
July 22, 2014  |  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
July 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Dee Gordon Flips The Bird After Being Caught Stealing

Dee Gordon leads all of Major League Baseball with 36 stolen bases this season. He had only been thrown out four times this year prior to last night, so it’s not surprising that he wasn’t very happy when he was thrown out by Cincinnati catcher Brayan Pena during last night’s Dodgers-Reds game. Maybe it was karma for Gordon attempting to steal with a 6-2 lead in the ninth inning...
Via Next Impulse Sports
June 10, 2014  |  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. The 32-year-old Pena...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
May 25, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: B.J. Upton loses fly ball in the sun

Your browser does not support iframes.Atlanta Braves center fielder B.J. Upton lost a fly ball after being blinded by the sun during the second inning of Sunday's game against Cincinnati. Reds batter Brayan Pena was credited with a double after his fly ball popped out of Upton's glove as it came down. Upton was wearing glasses, but not sunglasses.The misplay by Upton did not cost...
Via Holdout Sports
April 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Let’s Watch Brayan Pena Try to Beat the Shift

An important point to remember is that defensive shifting isn’t new. As much attention as the shift gets these days from broadcasts and other media, teams have been moving their defenders around for decades. What’s changed are two things: shifts now are a little more individualized, and shifts now are a hell of a lot […]
Via Fangraphs
April 24, 2014  |  Discuss

C Pena gives Reds a Cuban connection

Brayan Pena was hoping to wind up in Cincinnati someday. The 32-year-old catcher signed with the Reds in the offseason to be the backup for Devin Mesoraco, who moves into the starting role. Pena got a two-year deal for $2,275,000. ''The tradition and talent that this team has made this a great place for me,'' Pena said. ''I have been trying to sign here for a couple of years but...
Via AP on Fox
February 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 professional...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
February 23, 2014  |  Discuss
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