St. Louis Cardinals Catcher Is Joining The United States Military [VIDEO]

Brayan Pena (Credit: Screenshot Twitter Video FSMidwest)

David Hookstead Sports And Entertainment Editor
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St. Louis Cardinals catcher Brayan Pena is joining the Army Reserve during the Major League Baseball offseason.

Pena posted his intentions on Twitter, saying: “Im very proud to announce with the support of my wife & family that i will be joining the ARMY RESERVE this off season ‘ God Bless America ‘”

The backup catcher is a defector from Cuba, and is very open about his love for America. He has also talked about the oppression he faced in Cuba before escaping. (SLIDESHOW: These Barely Clothed Women Love Baseball)


It’s not everyday you see an athlete on a multi-million dollar contract choose to make a major personal sacrifice to join the United States military.

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