Brayan Pena

Brayan Pena #33

  • C
  • B/T: S/R
  • 5' 9"/240
  • Age: 34

Brayan Pena MLB Career Stats

.260 23 164 6 .651

Brayan Pena Bio

  • Full Name: Brayan Eduardo Pena
  • Pronunciation: Brian
  • Born: 1/7/1982 in Havana, Cuba
  • College: Espa Julio Trigo JC, Costa Rica
  • Debut: May 23, 2005
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MLB Career Stats 1794 136 466 23 164 6 .260 .300 .651
  • Status: Disabled 15-Day


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Brayan Pena Stats

*Since 2006

Brayan Pena Advanced Stats

*Since 2006
*Since 2006

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Brayan Pena 2016 Projections

Rest of Season
20 76 7 20 20 4 0 1 7 5 0 9 1 0 .263 .305 .355 .660
20 76 7 20 20 4 0 1 7 5 0 9 1 0 .263 .305 .355 .660
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April 5, 2016 at 8:46 PM ET

Pena undergoes surgery on left knee

Cardinals catcher Brayan Pena will likely need about a month to recover from the surgery he had on Tuesday to remove a loose piece of cartilage from his left knee.

April 2, 2016 at 3:58 PM ET

Cards' Pena to undergo surgery on knee

His eyes watering, Brayan Pena stood inside the visitors' clubhouse at PNC Park on Saturday coming to grips with the fact that while the rest of his teammates would be back there for the season opener on Sunday, he'd be on a plane bound for St. Louis. Instead of beginning his tenure as Yadier Molina's backup catcher, Pena will open the season on the disabled list.


Brayan Pena Awards

AL Player of the Week

Week Team League
09/13/2010 Kansas City AL

Reds Joe Nuxhall Good Guy Award

Year Team League
2014 Cincinnati NL

INT Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2005 Richmond INT

Brayan Pena Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
April 2, 2016 St. Louis Cardinals placed C Brayan Pena on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to April 1, 2016. Left knee injury
November 30, 2015 St. Louis Cardinals signed free agent C Brayan Pena.
November 2, 2015 C Brayan Pena elected free agency.
July 8, 2014 Cincinnati Reds activated C Brayan Pena from the paternity list.
July 6, 2014 Cincinnati Reds placed C Brayan Pena on the paternity list.
November 12, 2013 Cincinnati Reds signed free agent C Brayan Pena.
December 10, 2012 Detroit Tigers signed free agent C Brayan Pena.
November 28, 2012 C Brayan Pena elected free agency.
November 20, 2012 Kansas City Royals designated C Brayan Pena for assignment.
August 12, 2011 Kansas City Royals activated C Brayan Pena from the paternity list.
May 31, 2009 Kansas City Royals selected the contract of Brayan Pena from Omaha Royals.
May 6, 2009 Kansas City Royals sent Brayan Pena outright to Omaha Royals.
April 25, 2009 Kansas City Royals designated C Brayan Pena for assignment.
April 25, 2009 Kansas City Royals designated Brayan Pena for assignment.
September 1, 2006 Atlanta Braves activated C Brayan Pena.
May 21, 2006 Brayan Pena roster status changed by Atlanta Braves.
September 1, 2005 Brayan Pena roster status changed by Atlanta Braves.
August 11, 2005 Brayan Pena roster status changed by Atlanta Braves.
July 27, 2005 Brayan Pena roster status changed by Atlanta Braves.

Brayan Eduardo Pena Bio Info

Defected from Cuba in 1999 during a Latin America baseball trip while with the Cuban National Team...returned to Cuba with Major League Baseball players during the good will tour in December 2015...recipient of the Cincinnati chapter of the Baseball Writers of America Joe Nuxhall "Good Guy" Award in 2014...he and his wife, Lina, reside in Windermere, Florida...first name is pronounced Brian.


Appeared in 108 games with Cincinnati, starting 86 games at catcher to lead the team…Led all National League catchers with a .999 fielding percentage (1 error, 715 total chances)…Was the catcher for three of the Reds' eight shutouts thrown on the season…Threw out 14.7% (10 CS/66 SB ATT) of attempted base stealers…Matched his career-high with two four-hit games (6/10 vs. PHI & 6/17 vs. DET) just one week apart…Produced hits in seven straight plate appearances from 6/9-11…Led the Reds and ranked 5th in the National League with a .358 BA (24-67) in "Close and Late" situations…Batted .313 (41-131) in the 7th inning or later, including a .364 BA (4-11) in extra innings…Reached base safely in 10 straight games from 4/20-5/3, posting a .462 on-base percentage during the streak…Batted .293 (41-140) against N.L. Central teams with eight RBI…Was 5-for-19 as a pinch-hitter with one RBI.


In his 10th Major League season established career highs in most statistical categories, including apps, doubles and RBI...received the Joe Nuxhall Good Guy Award in voting of the local chapter of the BBWAA...made 44 starts behind the plate...with Pena catching, Reds pitchers posted a 2.86era...threw out 10-25 baserunners attempting to steal (40%)...caught all 5 of the staff's complete games and 8 of the team's 13 shutouts...also made 45 starts at 1B, second-most on the team behind Joey Votto's 61 starts...entered the 2014 season with 4 career apps and no starts at 1B...led the team with 35 starts batting seventh but also hit second (13gs), third (1gs on 7/23 at Mil), fourth (1gs on 7/10 vs Chi), fifth (18gs), sixth (18gs) and eighth (4gs)...hit .272 vs RHP (5hr) and .184 vs LHP (0hr)...on 7/18 at NYY produced his first career 2-homer game, both solo shots off David Phelps and the first one snapping a 136-at bat homerless the 8-4 win on 5/1 vs Mil, his pinch-hit 2-run HR off Jim Henderson snapped the 3-3 tie...on 4/7 at StL produced a career-high 2 doubles...on 5/16 at Phi made his fifth career appearance and first career start at 1B, beginning a stretch in which he made 12 of his 17 starts at that position (5/16-6/9) the fifth inning of the 1-0 Reds win on 7/26 vs Wsh produced the game's only run with an RBI-single off Gio Gonzalez...from 7/25-8/9 hit .405 during a career-high 13-game hitting streak...had 2 stolen bases in spring training and 2 more during the regular season...entered the season with 2 career steals, most recently 7/21/10 for KC vs Tor.


In his only season with the Tigers made 71 apps, including 54 starts behind the plate...hit .325 vs RHP and .264 vs LHP.

2012 Completed his third full season at the major league level with the Kansas City Royals during the 2012 season, collecting a career-high 25 RBI. ... Established a career high with four hits on April 15 versus Cleveland. ... Hit .320 (16x50) with runners in scoring position. 2011 Brayan set career highs in games, at bats, hits, doubles and RBI while tying his career high with 17 runs scored. ... All 3 of his homers on the season were 3-run shots at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington vs. Texas. ... Hit .372 (16-for-43) in close and late situations. 2010 Brayan played sparingly through the first five months of the season as Jason Kendall's backup, but started 22 of the Royals final 31 games of the campaign...Named A.L. Player of the Week for September 6-12, hitting .435 with 3 doubles, 1 home run and 9 RBI in 6 games...Batted .320 (31-for-97) with 15 RBI over his final 28 games of the season. 2009 Hit .330 (31-for-94) with 4 home runs in 30 games as the Royals catcher...Capped his career-best 12-game hitting streak with his fi rst pinch-hit home run, a dramatic 2-out solo shot in the ninth off of Minnesota's Joe Nathan on August 21...the home run tied the game at 4-4. 2008 Split his time between the Braves and Royals organizations...acquired by the Royals off waivers on May 30...Opened the season on the Braves roster and appeared in 14 games, all as a pinch hitter...did not appear in the fi eld...Reported to the Royals on May 30, then was designated for assignment on May 31 and sent to Omaha on June 6... spent the remainder of the season on Omaha's roster. 2007 Started the season as Atlanta's backup catcher, but after suffereing concussion-related symptoms that required a trip to the disabled list he was then optioned to Richmond (AAA) where he trained at multiple positions prior to his recall on 9/1. Was ejected by 1B umpire Alfonzo Marquez in the ninth inning on 9/4 vs. PHI for arguing a check swing call from the dugout. Had a two-out, pinch-hit, RBI infield single in the 6th inning on 9/3 vs. PHI. Matched his career-high of two hits for the fifth time on 4/29 at COL. Made first start of the year on 4/13 vs. FLA and hit his first homer in 9th inn. Made first appearance on an Opening Day roster after hitting .293 this spring. Recalled from Richmond (AAA) on 9/1 where he hit. 301 with 6 HR and 48 RBI in 94 games including .341 vs. LHP. Was named the R-Braves Player of the Month for June (.370 avg., 3 HR, 21 RBI). Was optioned to R-Braves on 5/17 after being on the DL since 5/2 with concussion-related symptoms suffered in the top of the ninth inning on PHI's G. Dobbs' follow-through hit his head. Was hitting .217 in 10 games with Atlanta. Played five positions at Richmond (1B, LF, RF, 3B and C). This was his first professional experience in the outfield. Hit safely in 48 of last 67 games at Richmond including 22 multi-hit games and has batted .320 (79-for-247) with 33 RBI during that stretch Drove in a run in 33 of his last 80 games with an at-bat (46 RBI) Had 28 multi-hit games with the R-Braves including a 4-for-5 game on 6/1 at OTT and a 4-for-5 game on 8/9 at CHA. Hit .413 during an 11-game hit streak (19-for-46 , 8 runs and 12 RBI) from 6/1-11. 2006 Named by Baseball America as one of the Braves' best prospects following the season...Hit .308 vs. RHP and .200 vs. LHP...Entered Gm 2 on 9/2 at PHI in sixth inning and played third base for the first time...Was recalled from Richmond (AAA) on 9/1. Was leading Richmond with a .302 average at the time...Was optioned to Richmond on 6/9 when C Brian McCann came off the DL...Had a career-high four-game hitting streak 5/26-30...Played 11 games for ATL in first stint (5/21-6/8) and hit safely in six of the nine games in which he batted...Came off the bench 5/28 at CHI and went 2-for-5 with his 1st career HR...Made his first start of '06 on 5/27 at CHI and went 1-for-3 with a walk...Was recalled 5/21 from Richmond (AAA), where he hit .226 with a team-high seven doubles in 32 games. 2005 Opened the year at Richmond (AAA) and batted .326 in 81 games (between four stints with Atlanta)...Appeared in 18 games for Atlanta...Named to 2005 Triple-A All-Star team...His .326 average at Richmond would have ranked second in the International League if he qualified...Had a 5-for-5, three-RBI game on 5/14 at LOU...Contract was purchased 5/20 from Richmond (AAA)...Made his Major League debut 5/23 vs. NYM (1-for-4, run scored)...Was optioned back to Richmond on 6/13...Had a R-Braves' team-high 12-game hitting streak snapped on 8/3 at TOL...Was recalled from Richmond (AAA) 8/11 for the third time...Was sent back to Richmond (AAA) on 8/22 and was recalled for the fourth time on 9/1...Hit first career double and had a career-high three RBI on 9/27. 2004 Spent season with Greenville (AA) of the Southern League...Matched career-high with four RBI and hit his only two home runs on the season on 5/21 versus Montgomery...Had a career-best 20-game hitting streak 7/8-8/17 (32-for-73)...Batted .355-0-12 with 8 2B, 3 3B, 2 SB, and 15 R after 6/1...Went 24-for-62 (.387) at the plate during August...Had seven three-hit games and went 4-for-4 on 8/23 at Tennessee. 2003 Saw action in 82 games as he spent the entire 2003 season with Single A Myrtle Beach. ... Collected a season-best four RBI on May 2 at Salem. ... Hit .328 (19x58) in 17 games during June. ... Batted .320 (16x50) in 13 games during July. ... Named the 24th-best prospect in the Braves organization following the season by Baseball America. 2002 Spent the majority of the 2002 season with Single A Macon. ... Compiled an eight-game hitting streak April 19-May 1, batting .394 (13x33). ... Had his contract transferred from Macon to Myrtle Beach on August 2 -- saw action in six games with Myrtle Beach before his contract was transferred back to Macon for the remainder of the season on August 14. 2001 Made his professional debut with Rookie level Danville during the 2001 season, earning Appalachian League postseason all-star honors and being named the league's Star of Stars Award winner. ... Led the Appalachian League with a .370 batting average and 87 hits, while he finished second with a .440 on-base percentage, tied for third with 16 doubles, finished fourth with 110 total bases and tied for fifth with 64 games played. ... Fanned once every 8.97 plate appearances, the third-toughest batter to strike out in the Appalachian League. ... Compiled a 10-game hitting streak June 19-30, batting .444 (16x36). ... Collected a season-high four hits on June 24 versus Kingsport -- equaled the high with four hits on July 5 at Burlington, July 11 at Bluefield and August 9 at Kingsport. ... Named the 20th-best prospect in the Appalachian League following the season by Baseball America.