Tue, 26 Aug 2014 10:39:24 -0700
Cincinnati Reds C Devin Mesoraco is not in the starting lineup Tuesday, Aug. 26. C Brayan Pena is starting in his place and batting seventh.
Fri, 15 Aug 2014 13:47:32 -0700
Cincinnati Reds 3B Todd Frazier and C Devin Mesoraco are not in the starting lineup Friday, Aug. 15, against the Colorado Rockies. C Brayan Pena is starting behind the plate and batting fifth, and 2B Ramon Santiago is playing third base and batting seventh.
Fantasy Tip: Remove Mesoraco and Fraizer from your daily lineups. This leaves the already depleted Reds lineup without its two best hitters. If ever there was a time to put Franklin Morales in a fantasy lineup, it is tonight. Morales' price in daily games makes him a high-reward option tonight, but obviously he is very risky.
Mon, 11 Aug 2014 08:27:54 -0700
Cincinnati Reds C/1B Brayan Pena (hamstring) was out of the lineup Sunday, Aug. 10.
Fri, 08 Aug 2014 17:12:07 -0700
Updating a previous report, Cincinnati Reds C Brayan Pena (hamstring) left the game early because of a tight left hamstring.
Fri, 08 Aug 2014 16:48:55 -0700
Cincinnati Reds C Brayan Pena (undisclosed) left the game early Friday, Aug. 8, after suffering an undisclosed injury.
Tue, 05 Aug 2014 13:11:24 -0700
Cincinnati Reds C Devin Mesoraco is not in the startling lineup Tuesday, August 5, against the Cleveland Indians. C Brayan Pena is staring at catcher and batting sixth.
Fantasy Tip: Remove Mesoraco from your lineups in daily-transaction leagues. Pena is an option in daily games, due to his low salary.
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.