Mon, 28 Nov 2016 15:16:54 -0800
St. Louis Cardinals C Brayan Pena was released Monday, Nov. 28.
Mon, 21 Nov 2016 13:25:26 -0800
St. Louis Cardinals C Brayan Pena was designated for assignment Monday, Nov. 21.
Sun, 04 Sep 2016 07:57:54 -0700
The St. Louis Cardinals have activated C Brayan Pena (knee) from the 60-day disabled list.
Sat, 20 Aug 2016 09:26:52 -0700
The St. Louis Cardinals have sent C Brayan Pena (knee) on a rehab assignment to Class A Palm Beach.
Tue, 09 Aug 2016 13:38:58 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals C Brayan Pena (knee) was transferred to the 60-day disabled list Tuesday, Aug. 9, with inflammation in his left knee.
Wed, 06 Jul 2016 23:50:49 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals C Brayan Pena (knee) was placed on the 15-day disabled list on Wednesday, July 5. In a corresponding move, C Alberto Rosario was promoted from Class AAA Memphis.
Fantasy Tip: Pena, a very capable backup, lasted less than two weeks after missing most of the first two months of the season following knee surgery. He'll be replaced by Rosario, a 10-year minor-league veteran that's getting his first taste of the majors. He's of no interest.
Tue, 05 Jul 2016 13:48:11 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals 1B Brandon Moss and C Yadier Molina are not in the starting lineup against Pittsburgh Pirates SP Steven Brault Tuesday, July 5. 2B Jedd Gyorko will start at first base and is batting sixth, while C Brayan Pena will start at catcher and is batting eighth.
Fantasy Tip: Gyorko has been a bit inconsistent at the plate over the last few weeks and probably should be avoided in most mixed leagues. Pena was recently activated from the disabled list and has gone hitless in his four at-bats. Owners should see him play in a few more games before using him in their lineups.
Thu, 30 Jun 2016 15:08:22 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals C Yadier Molina (rest) is not in the lineup Thursday, June 30, versus the Kansas City Royals. C Brayan Pena gets the start behind the plate in his place and will hit seventh against SP Chris R. Young.
Fantasy Tip: It's just a day off for Molina, who should return to the batting order on Friday. The backup veteran Pena will get some rare playing time as a result, but isn't really worth much of a look in daily games for this evening.
Tue, 28 Jun 2016 10:34:47 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals C Brayan Pena (knee) was activated from the 15-day disabled list Tuesday, June 28. C Eric Fryer was designated for assignment in a corresponding move.
Fantasy Tip: Pena hasn't played yet this year and should serve as Yadier Molina's primary backup. Pena shouldn't have much fantasy value at all with limited playing time.
Wed, 01 Jun 2016 10:50:58 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals C Yadier Molina is stuck in a 4-for-45 slump entering the game Wednesday, June 1, and he has started 49 of the team's first 54 games. Molina could be rested more once C Brayan Pena (knee) returns in a couple of weeks.
Fantasy Tip: Molina is still hitting .271 with a homer and 19 RBI and remains one of the better fantasy starting catchers to own despite his recent slump. Ride it out and wait for Molina to find his groove at the plate again.