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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 (hamstring) is back in Tuesday's lineup against the Cardinals.
Pena hasn't played since September 8 due to a strained right hamstring. He'll bat sixth against right-hander John Lackey. Sep 22 - 3:59 PM

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Brayan Peña (hamstring) did some throwing drills and caught a bullpen session on Monday.

He still needs to run the bases before being cleared to return and it's unclear when that will happen. Peña has been limited to pinch-hitting duty for two weeks because of a strained right hamstring.
Sep 21 - 9:04 PM

Brayan Pena (hamstring) appeared as pinch hitter in Friday's victory over the Brewers, grounding out in his lone at-bat.

He has been sidelined for a week due to an ailing right hamstring, but has made significant progress in recent days and could return to the starting lineup as early as Saturday. Though completely devoid of power, Pena has had a decent season at the dish for the Reds, slashing .281/.343/.332 with no home runs and 17 RBI in 310 at-bats.
Sep 19 - 8:23 AM

Brayan Pena (hamstring) crouched and did throwing drills Wednesday.

Pena has been out for a week with a right hamstring strain. The catcher could return to the lineup during the Reds' series against the Brewers this weekend, according to Reds manager Bryan Price.
Sep 16 - 10:38 PM

Brayan Peña (hamstring) did some running and took some swings prior to Sunday's game.

He didn't start again Sunday but should be available soon. "Everything was very good. I checked all the boxes today," said Pena.
Sep 13 - 1:46 PM

Brayan Pena (hamstring) could only be out a couple of days.

Pena left Wednesday's game with a right hamstring injury, but initial results were positive following the game. He'll undergo more tests on Thursday before the picture becomes clearer.
Sep 9 - 11:04 PM

Brayan Pena left Wednesday's game against the Pirates with an apparent hamstring injury.

Pena doubled to lead off the bottom of the eighth inning but pulled up and grabbed his right hamstring while cruising into second base. He was replaced by pinch-runner Ryan LaMarre. More should be known about Pena's injury after the contest.
Sep 9 - 9:36 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

C1Brayan Peña
2Tucker Barnhart
3Ramon Cabrera
4Devin Mesoraco
1B1Joey Votto
2B1Brandon Phillips
2Ivan DeJesus Jr.
SS1Eugenio Suarez
2Zack Cozart
3B1Todd Frazier
LF1Skip Schumaker
2Brennan Boesch
3Adam Duvall
CF1Billy Hamilton
2Jason Bourgeois
3Tyler Holt
RF1Jay Bruce
2Ryan LaMarre
Starting Pitcher
S1Anthony DeSclafani
2Raisel Iglesias
3Brandon Finnegan
4Keyvius Sampson
5John Lamb
6Jon Moscot
7Homer Bailey
Relief Pitcher
R1Aroldis Chapman
2JJ Hoover
3Jumbo Diaz
4Burke Badenhop
5Manny Parra
6Ryan Mattheus
7Sam LeCure
8Pedro Villarreal
9Collin Balester
10Carlos Contreras
11Josh Smith
12Tony Cingrani
13Michael Lorenzen
14Sean Marshall