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BRAYAN PENA RUMORS & GOSSIP

Reds Injury Update: Brayan Pena scratched with illness

Brayan Pena was scratched from the Cincinnati Reds' lineup on Thursday with an illness. John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer tweeted that the catcher and first baseman would be replaced by Devin Mesoraco:#Reds lineup change: Pena scratched with an illness. Mesoraco will catch.— John Fay (@johnfayman) September 11, 2014Mesoraco ended up catching another Johnny Cueto gem as...
Via MLB Injury News
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Pena proud to continue Reds' Cuban connection

CINCINNATI -- Another in the long line of Cuban baseball defectors made his major-league debut Wednesday night. And even though Jorge Soler plays for the Chicago Cubs, Cuban native and Cincinnati Reds catcher/first baseman Brayan Pena's smile was as wide as The Pravado in Old Havana. It is getting to the point where there are so many Cuban players that Major League Baseball should...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds Injury Update: Brayan Pena leaves with tight hamstring

Brayan Pena made it through just two innings of last night's loss to the Miami Marlins, with C Trent Rosencrans of the Cincinnati Enquirer tweeting that the Reds catcher and first baseman came out of the game with a tight left hamstring:#Reds Brayan Pena left the game with a tight left hamstring.— ctrent (@ctrent) August 9, 2014Shortly before, Rosencrans had tweeted that...
Via MLB Injury News
August 09, 2014  |  Discuss

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
July 19, 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...
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

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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