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DOB: 1/7/1982 (34 Years Old)
Place of Birth: Havana, Cuba
Teams: Atlanta Braves, Kansas City Royals, Detroit Tigers, Cincinnati Reds, and St. Louis Cardinals.

Brayan Pena grew up in Havana, Cuba. He was a member of the Cuban Under-18 National Team. Growing up, he was friends with Los Angelos Angels’ Short-Stop Yunel Escobar. He was signed by the Atlanta Braves as an amateur free-agent in 2000. In 2005 season at the AAA level, Brayan battled .326, which earned him his first major league call up. He made his Major League Debut on 5/23/2005 at the age of 23 and played 18 games for the Braves that season. Brayan signed with the Cardinals as a free agent.

As A Player

Position: Catcher and First Basemen
Bats: Switch Throws: Right
Statistics: .260/.300/.651

Brayan is a dependable backup catcher. In 11 seasons in the Major League, he has a .995 fielding percentage and has only committed 16 errors. At the plate, Bryan bats a respectable .260. However, Brayan lacks power, with only 23 homeruns in his career. Bryan consistently drives in 20 runs a year. In his best statistical season, he batted .297 in 71 games for the Detroit Tigers.