Mon, 07 Apr 2014 10:27:23 -0700
The Cincinnati Reds activated C Devin Mesoraco (oblique) from the 15-day disabled list Monday, April 7, and optioned C Tucker Barnhart to Triple-A Louisville in a corresponding move.
Fantasy Tip: Mesoraco might be eased into regular playing time, but once the club feels he's ready, he's expected to be the primary catcher over Brayan Pena. You could do worse than having Mesoraco as your second catcher.
Fri, 28 Mar 2014 08:50:24 -0700
Cincinnati Reds manager Bryan Price said C Devin Mesoraco (oblique) is unlikely to be ready for opening day next week. He took batting practice Thursday, March 27, and felt fine. C Neftali Soto could enter the season as the backup catcher if Mesoraco isn't ready.
Fantasy Tip: Brayan Pena will begin the season as the starting backstop with Mesoraco sidelined. Oblique injuries are tricky, so it wouldn't be a surprise to see Mesoraco's injury linger a bit.
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.