Pena catching Corcino
Brayan Pena, who was scratched with an illness from catching for Johnny Cueto on Thursday, was in the lineup on Friday. Pena was paired to catch for rookie Daniel Corcino, who is making a spot start for the injured Mat Latos. Regular catcher Devin Mesoraco, who replaced Pena on Thursday, got a night off.
“Pena was going to catch Cueto yesterday and he was sick and unable to make that start,” Reds manager Bryan Price said. “I like to give Devin a breather every now and again. In this case with the language connection, even though Daniel is bilingual, it also plays well in giving Devin a day off here. He’ll still be catching regularly after today.”
The Reds will be seeing younger pitchers on the mound for the first two games against the Brewers — Corcino and David Holmberg on Saturday.
“This isn’t where we anticipated being at the end of the year but it is a chance for us to see some of our young prospects and be able to evaluate a bit for a next year,” Price said.