Cardinals sign Brayan PeÃ±a to two-year deal
The St. Louis Cardinals signed catcher Brayan PeÃ±a to a two-year contract.
The financial details of the deal have not yet been released. PeÃ±a offers the Cardinals a slight upgrade over backup catcher Tony Cruz and his career .220 batting average, but it's likely he won't see significant playing time unless incumbent catcher Yadier Molina gets hurt.
PeÃ±a hit .273/.334/.324 in 367 plate appearances for the Cincinnati Reds this season, without any home runs, although he hit 5 in 2014. Although PeÃ±a showed virtually no power this season, he had just a .051 Isolated Power, but he rarely struck out, posting a strikeout percentage of just 9.3.
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