Tigers sign Brayan Pena to minor league deal

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SB Nation’s Chris Cotillo reports that the Tigers have signed catcher Brayan Pena to a minor league contract.

Pena, 36, spent his 2017 season at Triple-A Omaha, the affiliate of the Royals. There, he hit .274/.308/.298 in 134 plate appearances across 38 games. He has familiarity with the Tigers, having played for the club back in 2013.

Pena will most likely open the season at Triple-A Toledo, providing catching depth in the event of an injury to James McCann and/or Derek Norris.