Brayan Pena C/1B CIN 3 weeks ago

Pena is out of the lineup Thursday against the Marlins.

Pena was to receive Wednesday's game off, but the rainout led to another day off Thursday. Tucker Barnhart, who was scheduled to start Wednesday, will start behind the plate and bat seventh for the Reds.

Brayan Pena C/1B CIN 3 weeks ago

Pena is out of Wednesday's lineup against the Nationals, C. Trent Rosecrans of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

Pena receives regular rest given his age, with Tucker Barnhart starting in his place. Barnhart will do so again Wednesday, batting seventh for the Reds.

Brayan Pena C/1B CIN 4 weeks ago

Pena is out of the lineup Sunday against the Brewers, MLB.com's Jamie Ramsey reports.

Pena will have now drawn just two starts in the last six games, as he'll once again give way to Tucker Barnhart on Sunday afternoon.

Brayan Pena C/1B CIN 4 weeks ago

Pena is out of the lineup Friday.

It's just a standard day off for Pena, who has started five of the last seven games while notching seven hits over that span. Tucker Barnhart will get the start behind the dish and hit seventh against the Brewers.

Brayan Pena C/1B CIN 1 month ago

Pena is out of the lineup Monday against the Twins.

Pena continues to receive regular rest from his duties behind the plate, with Tucker Barnhart receiving another start catching Mike Leake Monday. He's played significant time in each of the past four games, so the day off was likely planned for the veteran backstop.

Brayan Pena C/1B CIN 1 month ago

Pena is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Mets, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports.

Tucker Barnhart will take over behind the plate, pushing Pena to the bench after two straight starts. Pena is batting .295 with a .369 OBP for the season and likely deserves a larger share of the workload, but Barnhart has more experience with the likes of Mike Lorenzen and Josh Smith from his time in the Reds' farm system.

Brayan Pena C/1B CIN 1 month ago

Pena is out of the lineup for a second straight day Wednesday against the Pirates.

While catchers normally receive a day off here and there, it's a bit surprising that Pena will sit for the second day in a row and the fourth time in six games. Tucker Barnhart will again start in his place, batting seventh for the Reds.

Brayan Pena C/1B CIN 1 month ago

Pena is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Pirates, C. Trent Rosecrans of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

Pena started four of the last five games, so Tucker Barnhart will get the nod Tuesday night. Neither catcher has provided much pop this season, but with a .292 batting average, .365 on-base percentage and 15:19 K:BB ratio, Pena should continue to get most of the at-bats.

Brayan Pena C/1B CIN 1 month ago

Pena is out of the lineup Thursday against the Tigers.

Pena will receive the day off following a 4-for-6 night at the plate Wednesday. Tucker Barnhart will once again receive the start in his place, batting seventh for the Reds.

Brayan Pena C/1B CIN 1 month ago

Pena went 4-for-6 with a double, an RBI and a run Wednesday against the Tigers.

That's his second four-hit Wednesday game in a week, so maybe the guy just likes hitting on hump day. He's delivered credible work at catcher in the absence of Devin Mesoraco, as Pena sports a .302 average and has walked more times (17) than he's struck out (14). However, with no homers and bottom-dollar counting stats (just 11 RBI and 11 runs in 48 games), his fantasy value is largely limited to two-catcher or NL-only formats.