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Mon, 17 Jun 2013 13:29:29 -0700
The Detroit Tigers have placed C Alex Avila (forearm) on the 15-day disabled list because of a forearm injury. Manager Jim Leyland believes Avila will be able to return when he is first eligible.
Fantasy Tip: Brayan Pena likely will receive most of the starts at catcher while Avila is out of the lineup. Pena could be an option for AL-only owners looking for help at catcher.
Sun, 05 May 2013 10:30:34 -0700
Detroit Tigers C Alex Avila (illness) is not in the starting lineup against the Houston Astros Sunday, May 5, because of an illness. C Brayan Pena is starting behind the plate.
Tue, 19 Feb 2013 18:47:23 -0800
Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland announced Tuesday, Feb. 19, that his regular infielders will start the Grapefruit League spring game Friday, Feb. 22, against the Atlanta Braves. That means 1B Prince Fielder, 2B Omar Infante, 3B Miguel Cabrera and SS Jhonny Peralta will comprise the infield, with C Brayan Pena behind the plate.
Tue, 15 Jan 2013 09:57:35 -0800
Detroit Tigers C Victor Martinez (knee) has picked up his running program, and he's on a schedule of three weekly baseball-running sessions. "Victor is not running at full speed, but he is running very well," team trainer Kevin Rand said. "We are doing low-volume (work) right now with a warm-up, turns at the bases, simulated running out of the batter's box and going from first to third." Martinez won't be pushed in spring training, but he'll be ready to serve as the designated hitter on opening day. He's been hitting live pitching and he hasn't had any issues swinging the bat. Martinez is expected to be the emergency third catcher this year with Cs Brayan Pena and Alex Avila doing the work behind the dish.
Mon, 10 Dec 2012 10:35:41 -0800
The Detroit Tigers signed free-agent C Brayan Pena (Royals) to a one-year deal Monday, Dec. 10. Financial terms were not disclosed. Pena is the favorite to serve as the backup catcher to C Alex Avila.
Wed, 28 Nov 2012 16:47:22 -0800
Kansas City Royals C Brayan Pena and SP Chris Volstad rejected their minor league assignments Wednesday, Nov. 28, making them free agents.
Tue, 20 Nov 2012 14:12:41 -0800
The Kansas City Royals added Ps John Lamb, Mike Montgomery, Chris Dwyer, Donnie Joseph, Justin Marks and Juan Gutierrez to their 40-man roster Tuesday, Nov. 20, in order to protect them from the Rule 5 Draft. As a result, Ps Vin Mazzaro, Chris Volstad and Ryan Verdugo, Cs Brayan Pena and Adam Moore, 1B Clint Robinson and OF Derrick Robinson were designated for assignment. Backup C Brett Hayes reached a one-year, $600,000 deal Tuesday.
Mon, 16 Apr 2012 05:22:22 -0700
Kansas City Royals C Brayan Pena had his first career four-hit game Sunday, April 15.
Sat, 07 Apr 2012 22:15:28 -0700
Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost doesn't want any catcher working more than two days in a row. C Humberto Quintero made the start Saturday, April 7, and he will also catch SPs Jonathan Sanchez and Danny Duffy. C Brayan Pena will receive against SPs Bruce Chen and Luis Mendoza. "I don't want anybody catching more than two days in a row," Yost said. "I'm trying to keep a balance. I like Quintero with (SP Luke Hochevar), Sanchez and Duffy because he's more of a veteran presence with those guys."
Wed, 14 Mar 2012 12:38:31 -0700
Kansas City Royals C Brayan Pena will start the year as the team's starting catcher with Cs Salvador Perez (knee) and Manny Pina (knee) on the shelf.