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  • Diamondbacks' Juan Centeno: Sent to minor-league camp

    The Diamondbacks re-assigned Centeno to minor-league camp Friday.

    Centeno will provide the Diamondbacks with some backstop depth at the Triple-A level again in 2023. The 33-year-old slashed .305/.355/.512 with 15 homers over 91 games with Triple-A Reno and Double-A Amarillo in 2022.

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  • Diamondbacks' Juan Centeno: Cut from big-league camp

    The Diamondbacks reassigned Centeno to their minor-league camp Thursday.

    Centeno had been attending big-league camp as a non-roster invitee and was competing for a backup catcher role, but he was never likely to join Arizona for Opening Day while both Carson Kelly and Daulton Varsho are healthy.

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  • Diamondbacks' Juan Centeno: Inks MiLB deal with Snakes

    Centeno signed a one-year, minor-league contract with the Diamondbacks on Monday.

    Centeno's deal presumably includes an invitation to big-league spring training, but he'll most likely begin the 2022 campaign with Triple-A Reno in the likely event he doesn't break camp with the Diamondbacks. A 32-year-old journeyman catcher, Centeno has appeared in 118 career MLB games, slashing .223/.278/.323 over 371 plate appearances.

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  • Red Sox's Juan Centeno: Joins player pool

    Centeno (ankle) was added to the Red Sox's 60-man player pool.

    Centeno, who is not on the 40-man roster, suffered a sprained ankle during spring training and had only seven plate appearances in camp before the season was put on hold. There has not been an update on his condition since, but the assumption is that he'll be ready to compete when summer camp kicks off later this week. The 30-year-old catcher spent the 2019 season with the Red Sox organization, mostly at Triple-A Pawtucket, and was a September call-up. Boston has five catchers in its player pool but are expected to add Jonathan Lucroy, who along with Christian Vazquez and Kevin Plawecki are expected to be the top at the position.

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  • Red Sox's Juan Centeno: Diagnosed with sprained ankle

    Centeno suffered a sprained ankle during Saturday's spring training game against the Yankees, Julian McWilliams of The Boston Globe reports.

    Centeno was able to walk off the field under his own power after injuring his ankle, and it appears as though he avoided a broken bone. The exact severity is unclear, but it wouldn't be surprising to see the catcher limited over the next few days in order to prevent a more severe injury.

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  • Red Sox's Juan Centeno: Leaves with apparent ankle injury

    Centeno left Saturday's spring training game against the Yankees after appearing to suffer a right ankle injury, Jen McCaffrey of The Athletic reports.

    Centeno appeared to suffer the injury after tripping on first base following an errant throw, and he walked off the field under his own power following the incident. The nature and the severity of the injury are not yet clear. The 30-year-old signed a minor-league contract with the Red Sox during the offseason and appears unlikely to make the roster for Opening Day.

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  • Red Sox's Juan Centeno: Signs with Red Sox

    Centeno signed a minor-league contract with the Red Sox on Thursday, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports. The deal includes an invitation to spring training.

    Centeno spent most of the 2019 season with Triple-A Pawtucket, appearing in 81 games and slashing .248/.321/.350. He also appeared in seven games for the Red Sox, going 2-for-15 with a pair of RBI. Centeno figures to serve as organizational catching depth.

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  • Juan Centeno: Refuses outright assignment

    Centeno became a free agent Monday after refusing an outright assignment to the minors.

    Centeno has settled into his role as a third catcher at this point in his career. He's received at least some big-league time in seven straight seasons, including seven games last year, but has only twice appeared in more than 10 games and has never appeared in more than 55. He'll likely be searching for a minor-league deal this winter.

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  • Red Sox's Juan Centeno: Moves up to big club

    The Red Sox selected Centeno's contract from Triple-A Pawtucket on Sunday.

    Centeno will provide Boston with a third option behind the plate, but he's not expected to see much usage in September. Top backstop Christian Vazquez will continue to see the overwhelming share of action at catcher while Boston remains in the hunt for a playoff spot.

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  • Red Sox's Juan Centeno: Assigned to minors

    The Red Sox assigned Centeno to their minor-league camp Saturday, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.

    The Red Sox have yet to decide on a backup at catcher behind No. 1 option Christian Vazquez, but Centeno wasn't really a factor in the job battle while attending camp as a non-roster invitee. Instead, the choice will come down to Sandy Leon or Blake Swihart; the latter is out of options.

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  • Red Sox's Juan Centeno: Signs MiLB deal with Boston

    Centeno signed a minor-league contract with the Red Sox on Tuesday, Chris Cotillo of reports.

    Centeno had a brief stint with the Rangers early in 2018 but spent the bulk of the season with Triple-A Round Rock, accruing a .234/.291/.307 slash line. Christian Vasquez, Sandy Leon and Blake Swihart are all under team control in 2019, likely leaving Centeno to provide catching depth should he remain in the organization through the season.

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  • Rangers' Juan Centeno: Clears waivers

    Centeno cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Round Rock on Monday.

    Centeno spent the start of the season as the Rangers' backup catcher but eventually lost the position to waiver claim Carlos Perez. His profile better fits that of a third catcher than a backup, as he's hit just .227/.278/.331 over parts of six seasons for five different teams. He'll slide back into that role for the Rangers and is unlikely to have much fantasy value even if an injury leaves an opening on the major-league roster.

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  • Rangers' Juan Centeno: DFA'd by Rangers

    Centeno was designated for assignment by the Rangers on Thursday,

    The writing was on the wall for Centeno when the club claimed Carlos Perez off waivers Wednesday. Centeno was anemic at the plate to start the year with a .162/.184/.270 slash line, and Perez's defensive prowess earned him the edge when it came to the second catcher spot for the Rangers. Now that he's been designated for assignment, Centeno will be available on waivers for the next 10 days.

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  • Rangers' Juan Centeno: Stay in Texas coming to an end

    Centeno is expected to be designated for assignment after the Rangers claimed catcher Carlos Perez, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports.

    Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said it's unlikely the team would carry three catchers, but stopped short of saying there's a pending transaction involving Centeno, who is out of options. Perez is considered slightly better defensively than Centeno, but neither catcher has been much with a bat in hand. Perez was 3-for-21 for the Braves this year while Centeno is batting .162 with Texas.

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  • Rangers' Juan Centeno: Makes fourth start

    Centeno went 0-for-5 in Saturday's 6-5 extra-inning win over the Astros and is batting .176 (3-for-17) over four games.

    Centeno has played a quarter of the 16 games the Rangers have played, which prorates to 40 games for the season. He'll probably get more than that, but a career .614 OPS doesn't suggest he can help much if starter Robinson Chirinos goes down for any extended amount of time.

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  • Rangers' Juan Centeno: Swats third spring homer

    Centeno went 3-for-4 with a home run and two RBI in Thursday's game against Seattle.

    Centeno is hitting .321 with three homers this spring and is looking like Texas' backup catcher. Manager Jeff Banister hasn't made a decision yet, which suggests the organization is looking to see if another catcher becomes available as clubs make their final cuts. That makes sense as Centeno's hot spring stands in contrast to his MLB track record. The Rangers' backup catcher could see a fairly significant workload, as starter Robinson Chirinos is only expected to get about 90 starts.

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  • Rangers' Juan Centeno: Moving up depth chart

    Centeno has the edge to become the backup catcher, Drew Davison of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

    Centeno's status cleared up over the past week. Texas designated Brett Nicholas for assignment last week, then optioned Jose Trevino to Double-A Frisco on Monday. Centeno, who is hitting a robust-for-him .267 this spring, was the batterymate for staff ace Cole Hamels on Tuesday, a sign that he's the leading candidate to back up Robinson Chirinos. The Rangers' backup catching job is not insignificant as they plan to carefully manage the playing time of the 33-year-old Chirinos.

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  • Rangers' Juan Centeno: Claimed by Rangers

    Centeno was claimed off waivers by the Rangers on Monday.

    Centeno, who was designated for assignment by the Astros last week, appeared in 22 games for the World Series champs last season, compiling a .231/.286/.346 line with two homers in 57 plate appearances. He'll likely compete with Brett Nicholas in spring training for the backup catching role.

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  • Astros' Juan Centeno: Outrighted from 40-man roster

    Centeno was outrighted from the Astros' 40-man roster Wednesday, John Boyd of the Houston Chronicle reports.

    Centeno will head to waivers following a 2017 season which saw the catcher play in 22 games with the World Series-champion Astros. During those contests, he slashed .231/.286/.346 with two home runs and four RBI.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-9, 193 lbs
Birthplace: Arecibo, Puerto Rico
Age: 34
Experience: 2
Bats/Throws: L, R