Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:39:25 -0700
Cincinnati Reds C Devin Mesoraco is not in the starting lineup Thursday, July 31. C Brayan Pena will be the starting catcher.
Fantasy Tip: Mesoraco likely is getting the day off and will return to the lineup on Friday.
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 15:33:24 -0700
Cincinnati Reds C Devin Mesoraco (rest) is not in the starting lineup Tuesday, July 22, against the Milwaukee Brewers. Manager Bryan Price wanted C Brayan Pena to catch SP Homer Bailey. Price also noted Mesoraco is scuffling a bit at the plate.
Fantasy Tip: Pena is dirt cheap on daily sites, and the matchup against rookie Jimmy Nelson isn't terrifying. Pena is a decent low-budget play.
Wed, 09 Jul 2014 12:29:00 -0700
Cincinnati Reds C Brayan Pena (forearm) is back in the lineup Wednesday, July 9, against the Chicago Cubs. He is playing first base and batting sixth.
Fantasy Tip: Pena will see additional playing time with Joey Votto on the disabled list and has fleeting NL-only value.
Tue, 08 Jul 2014 13:35:28 -0700
Cincinnati Reds C Brayan Pena (forearm) is dealing with soreness in his right forearm and does not want to aggravate it. He was scheduled to play in the second game of the team's doubleheader Tuesday, July 8, against the Chicago Cubs, but he is no longer in the starting lineup.
Fantasy Tip: Devin Mesoraco started the first game of the doubleheader, so Tucker Barnhart will catch and bat eighth in game No. 2. Pena was in the plan to spot start at first base occasionally, with Joey Votto on the disabled list, so monitor the situation. Neftali Soto hit another home run last night for Triple-A Louisville, and he is a potential add in NL-only leagues, if he gets recalled.
Tue, 08 Jul 2014 08:46:51 -0700
Cincinnati Reds C Brayan Pena will be the primary fill-in at first base with 1B Joey Votto (quadriceps) on the disabled list. OF Jay Bruce played first base for the first time since high school Monday, July 7.
Tue, 08 Jul 2014 08:00:28 -0700
Cincinnati Reds 1B Joey Votto (quadriceps) was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left quadriceps. C/1B Brayan Pena was activated from the paternity list.
Fantasy Tip: Todd Frazier is playing first base Tuesday, July 8, with Ramon Santiago at the hot corner. Jay Bruce started at first base Monday, July 7, with Ryan Ludwick and Skip Schumaker in the corner outfield spots. Expect a rotation with Chris Heisey also involved in the short term if they decide to go that route, but the Santiago elevation to the lineup is more likely. All of these subs are desperation NL-only assets.
Sun, 06 Jul 2014 07:39:21 -0700
Cincinnati Reds C Brayan Pena was placed on the paternity list Sunday, July 6.
Sat, 05 Jul 2014 18:04:29 -0700
Cincinnati Reds C Brayan Pena (undisclosed) was a late scratch from the lineup Saturday, July 5, and was replaced by C Devin Mesoraco. Manager Bryan Price said Pena was a "little banged up" but could have played.
Wed, 21 May 2014 12:28:13 -0700
The Cincinnati Reds placed 1B Joey Votto (quadriceps) on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday, May 21, and activated OF Jay Bruce (knee) from the DL in a corresponding move. Votto's DL stint is retroactive to May 16.
Fantasy Tip: The good news here is the Reds seriously considered having Votto avoid the DL, because his injury wasn't too serious, and it's not related to his surgically repaired knee. He may not need that much time before returning, but stay tuned. In his absence, the Reds are likely to use some combination of Todd Frazier, Neftali Soto and Brayan Pena at first base. Soto deserves some mild attention in NL-only leagues in the short term.
Tue, 06 May 2014 19:31:26 -0700
Cincinnati Reds manager Bryan Price said Tuesday, May 6, that C Brayan Pena (hamstring) was available if needed, and was out of the lineup because he wanted to pair C Tucker Barnhart with SP Homer Bailey, not due to the injury. In addition, Price mentioned he likes to use Pena with SP Johnny Cueto.