Cardinals sign switch-hitting C Brayan Peña to two-year deal

Monday November 30th, 2015

Free agent catcher Brayan Pena has signed a two-year deal with the St. Louis Cardinals, the team announced Monday.

The switch–hitter has played in Major League Baseball since 2005, when he made his debut with the Atlanta Braves. Since then, he has played eleven seasons on four teams, spending time with the Kansas City Royals, Detroit Tigers and Cincinnati Reds.

Pena holds a career average of .260 and has played in at least 60 games in every season since 2009. Last season with the Reds, he batted .273 with 18 RBIs in 333 at bats.

Pena will likely serve as the primary backup to seven-time All Star Yadier Molina.

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