Brayan Pena to join Reds

Updated: November 8, 2013, 3:03 PM ET
By Enrique Rojas |

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Free-agent catcher Brayan Pena and the Cincinnati Reds have agreed to a two-year contract, the team announced Friday.

The agreement will not be complete until Pena passes a physical, scheduled for Tuesday in Cincinnati. The financial details of the contract were not revealed, but the source said Pena will earn a minimum of $1.25 million in 2014.

Pena, 31, hit .297 with four homers and 22 RBIs in 71 games as a backup catcher for the Detroit Tigers in 2013, after eight seasons in a similar role with the Atlanta Braves and Kansas City Royals.

Pena, who also played occasionally at first and third base in the majors, has a .258 career average with 18 homers and 120 RBIs in parts of nine seasons.

Enrique Rojas is a reporter and columnist for and


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