Pena signed a two-year deal with the Cardinals on Monday, Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com reports. Pena started 84 games behind the plate for the Reds this season, but he'll likely be reduced to more of a backup role with Yadier Molina behind the dish in St. Louis. He'll be 33 years old at the start of the 2016 season, but has proved to be a solid contact hitter after posting a .273 average with a 34:29 K:BB ratio for Cincinnati in 2015.
Reds catcher Brayan Pena (hamstring) is back in the lineup Tuesday. Pena had been out of the starting lineup since Sept. 8 with a strained right hamstring, with Tucker Barnhart filling in behind the plate during his absence. With that being said, it's tough to envision Pena staying in at catcher the entire game, meaning Barnhart could get more at-bats later in the game. The 33-year-old catcher will continue what is arguably his best season as a pro when he hits sixth in the order against the Cards.
Reds catcher Brayan Pena (hamstring) remains out of the lineup Saturday against the Brewers. The 33-year-old pinch hit in Friday's game, his first appearance since Sept. 9, but evidently Pena still has not been cleared to return behind the plate. Tucker Barnhart starts again for Cincinnati.
Reds catcher Brayan Pena (hamstring) remains out of the lineup Wednesday against the Giants. The hamstring injury will cost Pena a seventh straight start, and it's uncertain if the Reds expect him to be ready to go following Thursday's off day. Cincinnati has been pretty tight lipped as far as his status, though it's largely moot for fantasy purposes.
Reds catcher Brayan Pena (hamstring) remains out of the lineup Tuesday against the Giants. Pena has not appeared in a game since injuring his hamstring during last Wednesday's contest. Tucker Barnhart will return behind the plate Tuesday after ceding back-to-back starts to Ramon Cabrera.