Description: Reds catcher Brayan Pena (hamstring) will start Wednesday's game at Boston.
Insight: Pena missed Tuesday's game with a hamstring issue. He's homered in three of his last five games and is hitting .328 this season. The 32-year-old will continue to start behind the plate while Devin Mesoraco recovers from a strained hamstring.
4/7/2014 10:04:00 PM
Description: Reds catcher Brayan Pena bashed three hits Monday in a loss to St. Louis.
Insight: It's his first three-hit game since August 13th. Despite a .298 average since the start of 2013, Pena doesn't play enough to warrant fantasy consideration.
2/21/2011 6:44:00 AM
Description: If/when Jason Kendall isn't ready for action at the start of the season, it will gives Brayan Pena his first chance to be a starting catcher. He aims to take advantage of the opportunity.
Insight: Pena is a good short-term addition for the month of April in deeper leagues. He likely won't hurt you average and that is great news from a late-round catcher.
9/28/2010 2:04:00 PM
Description: The Kansas City Star reports Pena hopes to lose 10-15 pounds this offseason.
Insight: Pena currently weighs 229 pounds, and has apparently gone to a sugar-free diet. He could be in the Royals' catcher rotation in 2011, unless the team adds a more seasoned veteran. (RapidDraft.com)
8/12/2010 10:52:00 AM
Description: The Kansas City Star reports Royals' manager Ned Yost plans to give Pena more playing time going forward.
Insight: Pena is hitting .173 in 52 at-bats this season, and is extremely unlikely to have any fantasy value and his increased playing time would hamper Jason Kendall's already limited fantasy value. (SportsBuff.com)
3/31/2010 10:29:00 AM
Description: Pena hit a two-run home run on Tuesday, running his streak of games with an RBI to six.
Insight: Pena will serve as Jason Kendall's backup, which is not a recipe for a lot of playing time given Kendall's durability. (SportsBuff.com)
3/23/2009 7:03:00 PM
Description: Pena is one of the final three players battling for the Royals' 25th roster spot.
Insight: The switch-hitting catcher is batting .310 with nine hits in 29 at-bats so far this Spring. (SportsBuff.com)
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