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Brayan Pe¤a went 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles and a run scored in Monday's loss to the Cardinals.

Pena cranked a couple doubles to the wall off a Michael Wacha and then ripped a single off of Carlos Martinez, so it wasn't as if his big day was a cheapie. His only misstep of the day was when he inexplicably tried to steal a base off Yadier Molina, though it's possible Billy Hamilton missed a hit-and-run sign. With Devin Mesoraco back, Pena's playing time is about to be cut.

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Reds signed C Brayan Pena to a two-year contract.

No word yet on the exact terms involved. Pena batted .297/.315/.397 with four homers and 22 RBI over 243 plate appearances this season with Detroit. His addition likely means that Ryan Hanigan is on the way out.

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ESPN Deportes' Enrique Rojas reports that the Reds have signed Brayan Pe¤a to a two-year contract.

The financials of the deal are not known yet. As ESPN's Buster Olney notes, bringing in Pena allows the Reds to either non-tender or trade Ryan Hanigan. Pena batted .297/.315/.397 with four homers and 22 RBI over 243 plate appearances this season as Alex Avila's backup in Detroit.

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Brayan Pena wrote on his Twitter account Wednesday that he was informed that he will not return to the Tigers next season.

The Tigers presumably want to move on to Bryan Holaday as Alex Avila's backup. Pena, an impending free agent, batted .297/.315/.397 with four homers and 22 RBI over 243 plate appearances this season.

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Brayan Pena (toe) is back in the starting lineup Saturday against the Mets.

Pena missed three games due to a toe injury. He's batting seventh and catching Max Scherzer in his return to the lineup.

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Brayan Pena was ejected in the fourth inning of Saturday's game against the Royals.

A disagreement centered around Alcides Escobar's at-bat in the fourth inning saw Tigers manager Jim Leyland get tossed, and after Escobar's RBI double Pena hit the showers as well. Pena was hitless in two at-bats in the game. He was replaced at catcher by Bryan Holaday.

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Brayan Pena went 2-for-4 with an RBI single Thursday against the Angels.

Pena, a .253 career hitter, is now batting .304 with two home runs, four doubles and 14 RBI through 115 at-bats this season. The Tigers want Alex Avila (forearm) to take his time during his minor league rehab assignment so that he can find his swing, so Pena should continue to have value in AL-only leagues for the short-term.

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Brayan Pena went 3-for-5 with an RBI and a run scored in the Tigers' 11-7 victory over the Indians on Wednesday.

Pena doesn't play much -- Wednesday was just his 14th game of the year -- but when he does, he usually hits. His three-hit game raised his average to .304, and with starting catcher Alex Avila struggling it may mean more at-bats for Pena in the near future.

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Brayan Pe¤a went 3-for-4 with a two-run homer in Sunday's loss to the Indians.

It's actually the second straight time he's homered in a game he started, though his last start was a week ago. Pe¤a is now batting .256 with the pair of longballs over 11 games this season.

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Brayan Pena had a two-run homer and a triple Saturday against the Rays.

The Tigers could have and should have done better than Pena as their backup to Alex Avila behind the plate, but they signed him back in December when there were still plenty of alternatives available and never did bring in any competition. He finishes the spring batting .188 with three homers.