Right-hander Lance Lynn and catcher Brayan Pena moved their rehab work from the Cardinals' Jupiter, Fla., complex to Miami on Thursday in order to showcase their progress in front of the Major League staff.
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ST. LOUIS (AP) St. Louis Cardinals backup catcher Brayan Pena is going to undergo training in the U.S. Army Reserve in the offseason. The 34-year-old Pena defected to the United States from Cuba as a teenager and made the majors in 2005. He made the announcement on Twitter , saying he was ''very proud'' to get involved. He won't enlist in the Army Reserve because it could interfere...
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When the MLB season ends, St. Louis Cardinals catcher Brayan Pena will be taking on a different challenge. The St. Louis backstop announced on Tuesday that he is joining the Army Reserves. Im very proud to announce with the support of my wife & family that i will be joining the ARMY RESERVE this off season " God Bless America " — Brayan Pena (@cuban2727) July 5, 2016 This...
The July 4 holiday brings out patriotic feelings in plenty of Americans. But Brayan Pena is taking it to whole other level.The St. Louis Cardinals' backup catcher announced Tuesday that he plans to join the Army Reserve during the offseason.Pena, 34, was born in Cuba and signed as an amateur free agent with the Atlanta Braves in 2000. This is his first season in St. Louis, with which...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) The St. Louis Cardinals have activated catcher Brayan Pena from the disabled list and designated Eric Fryer for assignment. Pena has been out all season after having surgery on his left knee. The veteran signed a $5 million, two-year deal to back up Yadier Molina and give the seven-time All-Star more rest. Molina appeared in 71 of the Cardinals' first 75...
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June 28, 2016 | Discuss
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...
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
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...
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...
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February 23, 2014 | Discuss
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...
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