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BRAYAN PENA RUMORS & GOSSIP

Josey’s Inbox: Can the Cardinals hold off Chicago?

Full squad workouts begin on Tuesday, February 23, and the Cardinals’ first exhibition game is on the second day of March. It’s a fine time to discuss any questions that may be had heading toward the 2016 season. @Curtis_Josey @stlsportsminute thoughts on the Pena signing? — Jodi RVT Umo (@JodiUmo) February 6, 2016 The addition of Brayan Pena assists the Cardinals in more...
Via STLSportsMinute
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds catcher Mesoraco says he's healthy, hip is 'no problem'

Expectations for Cincinnati Reds catcher Devon Mesoraco had some high expectations entering the 2015 season.In 2014, the now 27-year-old was an All-Star, hitting .273 with 25 home runs and 80 RBI. His 2015 season was cut short, however, after a hip impingement caused him to have surgery after just 23 games.That hip injury is now looking like a thing of the past -- he told the Cincinnati...
Via Fox Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals sign Brayan Pena; Is Tony Cruz out?

Jordan Zimmerman’s signing with the Tigers yesterday, might have been the match to light the Hot Stove for this offseason. The St. Louis Cardinals have signed catcher Brayan Pena to a two year deal. The contract is worth a total of $5 million. From what it looks like, Tony Cruz is officially out as the Cardinals back up catcher. However, Mike Matheny has had three catchers on...
Via isportsweb.com
November 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Cardinals sign catcher Brayan Pena to two-year, $5M deal

ST. LOUIS -- Free agent catcher Brayan Pena has agreed to a $5 million, two-year contract with the St. Louis Cardinals, where he will be the backup for All-Star Yadier Molina.The 33-year-old switch-hitter receives $2.5 million in each of the next two seasons.Pena led Reds catchers with 86 games last season while batting .273 with a career-best .344 on-base percentage. His led the...
Via Associated Press
November 30, 2015  |  Discuss

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

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

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

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 Associated Press
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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