Reds, C Pena reach agreement on 2-year deal

The Reds have reached agreement with catcher Brayan Pena on a
$2,275,000, two-year deal, giving them three catchers on the
roster.

Pena, who turns 32 in January, has played for the Braves, Royals
and Tigers during his nine-year career. He joins Ryan Hanigan and
Devin Mesoraco on the roster, taking the place of catcher Corky
Miller.

Miller was designated outright to the minors after the season
and chose free agency rather than accept the assignment.

Pena batted .297 in 71 games for the Tigers with four homers and
22 RBIs last season. He went 1 for 3 in the playoffs with an RBI
single during a 4-3 loss in Game 5 to Boston. Pena threw out 24
percent of runners who tried to steal.

AP Sports Writer Ronald Blum contributed to this report.

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