Fri, 08 Nov 2013 09:52:08 -0800
Cincinnati Reds C Brayan Pena will earn a minimum of $1.25 million in 2014 as part of his two-year deal. The deal won't be official until he passes a physical Tuesday, Nov. 12. He hit .297 with four home runs and 22 RBIs in 71 games as the backup catcher for the Detroit Tigers last year.
Fri, 08 Nov 2013 07:52:24 -0800
The Cincinnati Reds signed free-agent C Brayan Pena (Tigers) to a two-year deal.
Thu, 31 Oct 2013 02:00:23 -0700
Detroit Tigers C Brayan Pena has been told by the ballclub that he will not be back in 2014. Pena, who signed an $865,000 contract for 2013, was told the Tigers will seek in-house help behind C Alex Avila, or they may even sign a veteran to a minor league deal before spring training.
Sat, 17 Aug 2013 21:06:29 -0700
Detroit Tigers C Brayan Pena was ejected in the fourth inning Saturday, Aug. 17, against the Kansas City Royals.
Fri, 09 Aug 2013 13:48:57 -0700
Detroit Tigers C Alex Avila (head) is not in the lineup Friday, Aug. 9. C Brayan Pena will do the catching in his place.
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.