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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 a double and a run scored as the Reds walked off winners against the Braves on Tuesday.
Pena has four consecutive multi-hit games and is now batting .356/.429/.411. He's gotten most of the starts behind the plate with Devin Mesoraco dealing with a hip impingement. Pena should continue to get playing time as long as he's hitting like this. May 12 - 10:34 PM

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Brayan Peña (shoulder) went 1-for-4 with a single Monday against the Cubs.

Peña left Sunday's game against the Cardinals with a left shoulder injury after an awkward slide into first base. He probably would have had the night off Monday, but the Reds needed him with Devin Mesoraco (hip) sidelined. Either way, it sounds like he's fine.
Apr 14 - 9:00 AM

Brayan Peña left Sunday's game against the Cardinals with a left shoulder injury.

Pena fell awkwardly into first base as he got caught in between whether to run or slide through the base as he beat out a bunt. He immediately grabbed his shoulder in pain before being removed for a pinch-runner. The Reds should update his status later Sunday.
Apr 12 - 3:14 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Brayan Peña
2Tucker Barnhart
3Devin Mesoraco
1B1Joey Votto
2B1Brandon Phillips
2Ivan DeJesus Jr.
SS1Eugenio Suarez
2Zack Cozart
3B1Todd Frazier
LF1Marlon Byrd
CF1Billy Hamilton
2Skip Schumaker
3Jason Bourgeois
RF1Jay Bruce
2Kyle Waldrop
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Anthony DeSclafani
2Michael Lorenzen
3Raisel Iglesias
4David Holmberg
5Jon Moscot
6Homer Bailey
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Aroldis Chapman
2JJ Hoover
3Jumbo Diaz
4Burke Badenhop
5Manny Parra
6Ryan Mattheus
7Dylan Axelrod
8Pedro Villarreal
9Nate Adcock
10Keyvius Sampson
11Sean Marshall