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Pena is out of the lineup Saturday against the Cardianls, MLB.com's Mark Sheldon reports.

Pena will yield the start at first base to Todd Frazier on Saturday, who will move over to first while Kristopher Negron gets the start at third base. Pena is just 1-for-15 over his last five games, but will be able to use Saturday to clear his head.

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Pena is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Cubs.

This will be the third time in the last four games that Pena will not start, but it appears manager Bryan Price is just trying to give his regular starters some rest. Jack Hannahan will make the start at first in his place.

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Pena is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Brewers, according to John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer

Pena started five of the last six games for the Reds, but manager Bryan Price decided it was time for a day off. Todd Frazier will man first base for the Reds on Sunday.

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Pena (illness) is back in the lineup Friday against the Brewers, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports.

Pena will rejoin the lineup behind the plate Friday after being scratched Thursday due to an illness. He will now give Devin Mesoraco the day he had scheduled off Thursday.

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Pena was scratched from Thursday's lineup due to illness, John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

The illness will prevent Pena from handling his normal duties as Johnny Cueto's personal catcher, but he's likely no worse than day-to-day. Devin Mesoraco will step in behind the plate and bat cleanup in his absence.

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Pena is out of the lineup Thursday against the Orioles, MLB.com reports.

With Pena on the bench for a second straight day and Devin Mesoraco serving as the DH, Tucker Barnhart will be tasked with catching duties in the finale against Baltimore. Pena is just 3-for-31 in his last 10 games, but he should continue to see starts semi-regular time between first base and catcher, and he has another year remaining on his contract.

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Pena is out of the lineup again Thursday.

Todd Frazier draws another start at first base with Kristopher Negron at third in the finale against the Cubs. Pena is batting just .242/.277/.290 this month and is 2-for-his-last-20, so manager Bryan Price may be inclined to give more playing time to Negron while Joey Votto (quad) remains out.

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Pena is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Cubs.

After handling duties behind the plate Tuesday night while Devin Mesoraco rested, Pena will bow out of the lineup Wednesday. He still looks like the Reds' preferred first base option until Joey Votto returns, so regular at-bats should continue to come his way.

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Pena is out of the lineup Friday against the Braves.

Pena has made seven straight starts for the Reds, but will give way to Todd Frazier at first base Friday, while Kristopher Negron takes over at the hot corner. Pena is 0-for-9 over his past three games, and has collected just three extra-base hits so far in August.

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Pena is out of the Reds' lineup Thursday against the Rockies, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports.

With Pena just getting over a hamstring issue, the Reds will exercise caution and give the 32-year-old a breather after two straight starts. Todd Frazier will jump across the diamond to man first base in his absence as Kristopher Negron steps in at the hot corner.