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Brayan Peña | Catcher

Team: Cincinnati Reds
Age / DOB:  (33) / 1/7/1982
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 242
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
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Brayan Pena went 3-for-4 with three RBI as the Reds skated to a 12-4 victory against the D'Backs on Thursday.
Pena brought in a run with a ground out in the first inning, singled in a run in the fifth, and singled in another run in the sixth. Pena, with a career .650 OPS, will serve as the understudy to Devin Mesoraco behind the plate for the Reds this season. Mar 12 - 8:19 PM

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Brayan Peña is back in the Reds' lineup Friday.

Pena had to be scratched Thursday because he was battling an ear infection. He's catching Friday, which means Devin Mesoraco (who was originally supposed to get a day off Thursday) is on the bench.
Fri, Sep 12, 2014 03:20:00 PM

Brayan Pena had to be scratched from the Reds' starting lineup on Thursday due to illness.

Pena was set to catch Johnny Cueto with Devin Mesoraco taking a day off, but Mesoraco will now suit up. Pena should be ready to go on Friday. He's been seeing semi-regular starts at both catcher and first base.
Source: MLBlogs
Thu, Sep 11, 2014 11:56:00 AM

Brayan Peña got a pinch-hit single in Saturday's loss to the Marlins.

Pena exited Friday's contest with a tight left hamstring, but the fact that he was able to pinch-hit a day later is a good sign. He should be back in the lineup shortly.
Sun, Aug 10, 2014 06:39:00 AM

Brayan Pena was removed from Friday's game against the Marlins due to a tight left hamstring.

He appeared to pull up lame while running to first base as he singled in his lone at bat. While he remained in the game to run the bases, he was replaced before the start of the next inning for what the Reds are calling precautionary reasons. Consider him day-to-day and expect him to return at some point over the weekend.
Fri, Aug 8, 2014 08:14:00 PM

Brayan Pena clubbed two solo home runs in a loss to the Yankees on Friday.

Who needs Joey Votto, anyway? Filling in at first base on Friday, Pena is now the second player in Reds' history with a multi-homer game at Yankee Stadium. The other? Johnny Bench in Game 4 of the 1976 World Series. Pena doesn't inspire much enthusiasm in fantasy leagues, but he could be worth a shot in two-catcher NL-only leagues if the playing time is there.
Fri, Jul 18, 2014 09:59:00 PM

Brayan Pena had a pinch-hit go-ahead RBI single in Friday's 6-5 win over the Pirates.

The Pirates held a 5-3 lead going into the bottom of the eighth inning, but the Reds rallied for three runs on five hits against Tony Watson to take the lead. Pena's two-out single proved to be the difference. The 32-year-old has done a respectable job as Devin Mesoraco's backup this season, batting .257 with three home runs and a . 675 OPS over 63 games.
Fri, Jul 11, 2014 10:59:00 PM

Brayan Pena (forearm) is in the Reds' starting lineup on Thursday afternoon against the Cubs.

Pena missed a couple of games with minor soreness in his right forearm. The 32-year-old is playing first base and batting cleanup Thursday for the injury-riddled Reds.
Thu, Jul 10, 2014 10:08:00 AM

Brayan Peña (forearm) is expected to be in the lineup Wednesday.

Pena was dealing with soreness in his right forearm even before going on paternity leave, and he then sat out both games of Tuesday's doubleheader. The Reds are expected to use him as their primary first baseman while Joey Votto (quad) is out. "We were planning on giving him a couple of days of TLC, which he was able to get at home with his wife and new daughter, but I'd love to have him not do much for another day," manager Bryan Price said between games Tuesday. "I think it's a lot more probable that you'll see him more involved beginning (Wednesday)."
Wed, Jul 9, 2014 10:14:00 AM

Reds activated C Brayan Pena from the paternity leave list.

Pena has been away from the team for the past couple of days. With Joey Votto going on the DL, the Reds are keeping Tucker Barnhart around as a third catcher.
Tue, Jul 8, 2014 10:40:00 AM

Reds placed C Brayan Peña on the paternity leave list.

He can be away for up to three days. Tucker Barnhart has placed Pena on the Reds' roster.
Sun, Jul 6, 2014 10:53:00 AM

Brayan Pena was a late scratch from the Reds' starting lineup Saturday versus the Brewers.

He's a little banged up, but it should be nothing to worry about. "Pena is a usable piece today. It's nothing extreme," said Reds manager Bryan Price. "It just made more sense to have the guy that's closer to 100 percent behind the plate." Devin Mesoraco will get the start in his place.
Source: Reds.mlb.com
Sat, Jul 5, 2014 04:19:00 PM

Brayan Pena went 2-for-4 with a triple and an RBI as the Reds shutout the Giants 4-0 on Sunday.

Pena has seen his playing time dwindle in recent weeks with the return of Joey Votto, and the sizzling bat of Devin Mesoraco behind the plate. The veteran backstop is hitting .251/.287/.377 with three homers and 15 RBI on the year.
Sun, Jun 29, 2014 07:55:00 PM

Brayan Peña is back in the Reds' lineup Wednesday.

Pena missed Tuesday's game with a hamstring issue. He'll continue to serve as the Reds' primary catcher while Devin Mesoraco (hamstring) is on the DL.
Wed, May 7, 2014 02:43:00 PM

Brayan Peña didn't start Tuesday due to a hamstring injury.

Reds manager Bryan Price said Pena's hamstring is "tender," but he indicated the backstop was available off the bench. Tucker Barnhart will handle the catching duties until Pena is ready.
Wed, May 7, 2014 09:30:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Devin Mesoraco
2Brayan Peña
3Lou Marson
1B1Joey Votto
2Josh Satin
2B1Brandon Phillips
2Irving Falu
SS1Zack Cozart
3B1Todd Frazier
2Kristopher Negron
3Chris Dominguez
LF1Marlon Byrd
2Brennan Boesch
CF1Billy Hamilton
2Skip Schumaker
3Jason Bourgeois
RF1Jay Bruce
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Johnny Cueto
2Homer Bailey
3Mike Leake
4Anthony DeSclafani
5Raisel Iglesias
6Jason Marquis
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Aroldis Chapman
2Jumbo Diaz
3Sam LeCure
4Burke Badenhop
5Tony Cingrani
6Sean Marshall
7JJ Hoover
8Manny Parra
9Jose Mijares
10Pedro Villarreal
11Kevin Gregg
12Nate Adcock
13Paul Maholm