CINCINNATI -- Reds backup catcher Brayan Pena is usually a lock to play winter ball during his offseason, but that isn't the case during this particular offseason. Pena has decided to skip it this year -- pretty much.
"I'm not saying I won't play winter ball. But I'm 99 percent sure," Pena said. "It's just taking care of my family a little bit. I want to give my body some rest and some time to recover. I played a lot this year. I wasn't expecting to play that much. I'm preparing myself much better this year because you never know in this game."