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Raseal Iglesias: Newest Cuban expected to impact Reds

GOODYEAR, AZ. -- The Cincinnati Reds have found their way inside Cuba even before President Barack Obama began his Open Door suggestion about easing the embargo. There are now three Cuban expatriates putting on uniforms in the Reds clubhouse -- pitcher Aroldis Chapman, catcher Brayan Pena and the newest member, pitcher Raisel Iglesias. No, he is not related to Julio Iglesias, the...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Pena looking forward to Redsfest

CINCINNATI -- It doesn't take much to make Brayan Pena smile. It would be much more of a challenge to wipe the smile off the face of the Reds' catcher. Despite the disappointing season the team had in 2014, Pena is optimistic about the Reds this coming season. He'll be one of more than 80 current and former players as well as broadcasters from throughout the organization who will...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
December 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Should the Reds look for help in the Rule 5 draft?

We’ve covered the players that the Cincinnati Reds will need to protect from the system to keep them from being drafted in the Rule 5 draft at the winter meetings. What we haven’t discussed is if the Reds should consider drafting someone to help their team for the 2015 season. Well, this afternoon we are going to talk about that. The Reds have several weaknesses on their team...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
November 20, 2014  |  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

Scherzer gives former catcher Pena a Rolex as token of appreciation

2013 AL Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer enjoyed his best season last year and though curiously a year after the fact, Scherzer gave an awesome token of his appreciation -- a Rolex watch -- to former Tigers catcher Brayan Pena. Pena spent only 2013 in Detroit where he appeared in 71 games, splitting duties with Alex Avila. Mad Max finished last season with 2.90 ERA, a 21-3 record...
Via Fox Sports
October 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Max Scherzer bought Rolex for former Tigers C Brayan Pena (PHOTO)

In 2013, Max Scherzer won the Cy Young by going 21-3 with a 2.90 ERA, a 0.97 WHIP and stacking up 240 strikeouts over 214 and 1/3 innings.  Former Tigers catcher Brayan Pena caught a couple handfuls of those games in his 71 appearances as a Tiger in 2013.  On Monday, Pena tweeted a photo of Max’s appreciation of Pena’s work. Pena, as you can tell, was ecstatic.  Nice gesture...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
October 27, 2014  |  Discuss

The last day: bullpens, microcosms, and going for the division

I spent most of yesterday’s game sitting out in the sun on campus, checking my phone obsessively every ten minutes or so to see how the Pirates and Reds were progressing. The approximate roller coaster of emotions was like this: OH MY GOD LIRIANO SCORED HIS FIRST RUN EVER AND I DIDN’T EVEN PUT MY TWITTER PASSWORD INTO THIS NEW PHONE YET. Oh, and hey, the Pirates are winning...
Via WHYGAVS?
September 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Reds' Pena scratched from lineup

Reds catcher/first baseman Brayan Pena was scratched fro the starting lineup Thursday with an illness. The club announced the move shortly before Cincinnati played host to the Cardinals for the conclusion of a four-game series. Originally, Pena was in the lineup catching and batting sixth. Devin Mesoraco replaced him behind the plate while manager Bryan Price reshuffled the batting...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
September 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals RHP John Lackey ejected in 3rd inning

CINCINNATI -- St. Louis Cardinals pitcher John Lackey has been ejected from his start against the Cincinnati Reds in the third inning. Lackey appeared to question several ball-strike calls by plate umpire Tom Hallion before a 2-1 pitch to Brayan Pena was called a ball with the score 2-all on Wednesday night. The right-hander apparently questioned that call, and Hallion -- the crew...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
September 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals RHP John Lackey ejected in 3rd inning

CINCINNATI (AP) St. Louis Cardinals pitcher John Lackey has been ejected from his start against the Cincinnati Reds in the third inning. Lackey appeared to question several ball-strike calls by plate umpire Tom Hallion before a 2-1 pitch to Brayan Pena was called a ball with the score 2-all on Wednesday night. The right-hander apparently questioned that call, and Hallion - the crew...
Via AP on Fox
September 10, 2014  |  Discuss

It’s time for the Cincinnati Reds to play their call ups

The Cincinnati Reds 2014 season is over. While they aren’t eliminated yet, they are eliminated. Last night they lost 14-5 to the New York Mets. The team is 11 games back of first place. They are not making the playoffs. Even if the team were to win out, the odds still aren’t good that they would make the playoffs. Yet in last night’s loss, the lone position player call up that...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
September 06, 2014  |  Discuss

This Date In Royals History–August 27, 2009

2009: The Royals belted four home runs, three of them two-run shots, in an 8-4 win over the Mariners at Safeco Field in Seattle.Three of the home runs came against Mariners starter Doug Fister. Brayan Pena started the scoring in the second inning, as he homered down the right-field line with Alberto Callaspo on base.The Royals’ second home run happened in the fifth, a solo shot...
Via Pine Tar Press
August 27, 2014  |  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
August 27, 2014  |  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
August 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Reds aiming for series split with Braves

Despite another poor showing at the plate, the Cincinnati Reds did just enough to snap their lengthy losing streak. Unfortunately for manager Bryan Price's team, it's likely a case of too little, too late. Coming off their first win in more than a week, the Reds try to salvage a four-game split against the visiting Atlanta Braves on Sunday. Cincinnati (62-68) had been outscored 49...
Via AP on Fox
August 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Reds aiming for series split with Braves

Despite another poor showing at the plate, the Cincinnati Reds did just enough to snap their lengthy losing streak. Unfortunately for manager Bryan Price's team, it's likely a case of too little, too late. Coming off their first win in more than a week, the Reds try to salvage a four-game split against the visiting Atlanta Braves on Sunday. Cincinnati (62-68) had been outscored 49...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
August 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Votto addresses concerns over injury status

CINCINNATI -- The elusive Joey Votto was in the clubhouse briefly early Thursday afternoon and several teammates were ecstatic to see him. "Joey Votto is in the house," exclaimed first baseman/catcher Brayan Pena as he passed Votto's locker, where the disabled Cincinnati Reds first baseman was slipping into a pair of workout shorts. Votto, the subject in some quarters of questions...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
August 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Reds call up C Barnhart with Pena hobbled

CINCINNATI (AP) The Reds called up catcher Tucker Barnhart from Triple-A Louisville on Saturday, giving them another option with Brayan Pena limited by a sore left hamstring. Pena left a 2-1 loss to the Marlins on Friday night after getting a single and having the hamstring tighten. Barnhart played in 12 games, including nine starts, during three stints with the Reds earlier this...
Via AP on Fox
August 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Pena's iffy hamstring force Reds to recall Barnhart

CINCINNATI -- The Reds recalled catcher Tucker Barnhart from Triple-A Louisville Saturday and optioned outfielder Donald Lutz in a move manager Bryan Price said had a two-fold purpose. This will be Barnhart's fourth stint with the Reds. He has made 12 appearances with nine starts previously this season. He began the season on the Opening Day roster because of an oblique injury to...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
August 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Reds recall Tucker Barnhart, send Donald Lutz to AAA

Earlier this afternoon the Cincinnati Reds recalled catcher Tucker Barnhart from Louisville and sent outfielder Donald Lutz down to Louisville. In the game last night backup catcher Brayan Pena left with a tight hamstring. Barnhart returns to Cincinnati as insurance for now, but perhaps more if Pena has to go to the disabled list. He’s hit well over his last 15 games, going 14...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
August 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Miami Marlins at Cincinnati Reds series primer

A week ago, the Miami Marlins and Cincinnati Reds played a four-game series with National League wild-card implications on the line. The Reds took three of four, fueled in the opener by a controversial overturned call at the plate in the eighth inning. Miami (55-59) enters this weekend series having dropped two of three in Pittsburgh, falling 6 1/2 games back in the standings. Cincinnati...
Via Fox Sports Florida
August 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Votto rewards fan for trying to help Reds

Joey Votto is not playing right now for the Cincinnati Reds, but he still managed to find a way to have a positive impact this week. Twitter user Shawn Lunde reached out to our FOX Sports Ohio twitter page (@FOXSportsOH) Thursday afternoon to let us know he was rewarded with a nice gift from the injured Reds first baseman after Lunde was nearly involved with a play in the field during...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
August 07, 2014  |  Discuss

With just 24 runs in last 12 games, Reds offensive struggles continue

After their longest winning streak in more than two years was snapped, the Miami Marlins are looking to bounce back as they open a four-game series against the struggling and short-handed Cincinnati Reds. The Marlins, though, will face Cincinnati ace Johnny Cueto on Thursday night in the first of seven matchups in 11 days between the teams. Miami (53-54) won six in a row - its longest...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Reds at Miami Marlins game preview

TV: FOX Sports Florida Time: Pregame coverage begins at 6:30 p.m. After their longest winning streak in more than two years was snapped, the Miami Marlins are looking to bounce back as they open a four-game series against the struggling and short-handed Cincinnati Reds. The Marlins, though, will face Cincinnati ace Johnny Cueto on Thursday night in the first of seven matchups in...
Via Fox Sports Florida
July 30, 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
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