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BRAYAN PENA RUMORS & GOSSIP

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
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch Brayan Pena fake out Brandon Phillips

The MLB season is long, and it has a lot of ups and downs. That means someone needs to keep things light in the clubhouse to keep things from becoming a drag, especially when a team is scuffling as the Reds have been lately. Enter Brayan Pena, who wasted little time becoming a popular presence for Cincinnati. He struck again last night as Brandon Phillips conducted a postgame interview...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
9 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
24 days ago  |  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, '...
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

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

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

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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