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Juan Centeno | Catcher | #30

Team: Houston Astros
Age / DOB:  (27) / 11/16/1989
Ht / Wt:  5'9" / 193
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 27 (0) / NYM
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Astros optioned C Juan Centeno to Triple-A Fresno.
All the 27-year-old did was homer in each of his first two starts for the Astros, but with Brian McCann set to return from the disabled list there was no need to carry a third catcher. He'll continue to provide depth at Triple-A. May 26 - 11:23 PM

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Juan Centeno hit a solo homer and reached base three times Tuesday versus the Tigers.

The 27-year-old journeyman was making his first start in the majors this season, as he came up when Brian McCann went on the 7-day concussion DL. Even after the nice night, Centeno might be lucky to get one more start before McCann returns.
May 23 - 11:34 PM

Astros purchased the contract of C Juan Centeno from Triple-A Fresno.

He'll provide depth with Brian McCann (concussion) out. Centeno, 27, was off to a nice .368/.395/.487 start for Fresno.
May 21 - 10:41 AM

Astros signed C Juan Centeno to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Centeno got in 55 games last season for the Twins, batting .261/.312/.392 with three homers over 192 plate appearances. There's probably not room for him on the Opening Day roster unless the Astros trade Evan Gattis.
Mon, Dec 19, 2016 07:48:00 PM

Twins sent C Juan Centeno outright to Triple-A Rochester.

He can decline the assignment if he wants, which seems likely. Centeno is a career .236/.290/.338 hitter over parts of four seasons in the majors.
Fri, Nov 18, 2016 05:13:00 PM

Juan Centeno went 2-for-4 with a pair of RBI doubles in Saturday's win over the White Sox.

Centeno knocked run-scoring doubles in the seventh and ninth innings to extend the Twins' lead. The 26-year-old has proven to be a pleasant surprise at the dish for the club, batting .261/.312/.392 with 25 RBI in 55 games this year.
Sat, Oct 1, 2016 11:42:00 PM

Juan Centeno went 3-for-5 with a two-run double and three total RBI in Sunday's loss to the Red Sox.

Centeno hit a two-run double off Rick Porcello in the second inning. He would later add another double, plus an eighth-inning RBI single. The 26-year-old backstop has picked up five hits in his last eight at-bats. For the season as a whole, he is slashing .265/.301/.398 with two homers and 16 RBI. There is no fantasy intrigue here.
Sun, Jul 24, 2016 07:10:00 PM

Juan Centeno hit a two-run home run, his first MLB homer, in the Twins' 6-3 win over the Indians on Saturday.

The home run, a two-run shot in the fifth inning of a previously scoreless game, was the first home run for Centeno in 28 major league games spanning four seasons. He finished 2-for-3 on the afternoon with two runs scored. The 26-year-old has seven hits in 11 at-bats since being added on May 6, and with the Twins' catcher position manned by a Pitchback and a few old brooms Centeno should start seeing more time behind the dish moving forward.
Sat, May 14, 2016 08:15:00 PM

Twins purchased the contract of C Juan Centeno from Triple-A Rochester.

Centeno, 26, has hit .245/.315/.327 with one homer at Rochester this season. He'll back up Kurt Suzuki.
Fri, May 6, 2016 01:58:00 PM

The Twins are expected to call up Juan Centeno from Triple-A Rochester on Friday.

The Twins will have to add him to their 40-man roster. John Ryan Murphy will likely be sent down in the corresponding roster move. Centeno's numbers this year are pretty ordinary (.245, 1 HR, 4 RBI in 15 games for Rochester) but the Twins needed to make a change with Murphy struggling mightily (3-for-40 with seven strikeouts).
Thu, May 5, 2016 09:52:00 PM

Twins signed C Juan Centeno to a minor league contract.

Centeno has hit .164/.227/.180 across 66 plate appearances over the last three seasons with the Mets and Brewers. He'll give the Twins some organizational catching depth.
Mon, Nov 30, 2015 04:48:00 PM

Brewers sent C Juan Centeno outright to Triple-A Colorado Springs.

Centeno appeared sparingly in the majors for the Brew Crew over the last three seasons. The soon-to-be 26-year-old is now off the 40-man roster.
Mon, Nov 2, 2015 06:11:00 PM

Brewers optioned C Juan Centeno to Triple-A Colorado Springs.

Centeno is making way for Jonathan Lucroy, who will rejoin the Brewers on Monday night in St. Louis after missing five weeks with a fractured left big toe. Centeno managed just one hit in 21 at-bats with Milwaukee.
Mon, Jun 1, 2015 03:23:00 PM

Brewers recalled C Juan Centeno from Triple-A Colorado Springs.

He'll take the place of the injured Jonathan Lucroy (toe) on the active roster and will share catching duties with Martin Maldonado. Centeno is mostly known for his defense and batted .289/.342/.340 between Double- and Triple-A in the Mets organization last year.
Tue, Apr 21, 2015 01:23:00 PM

Brewers optioned C Juan Centeno to Triple-A Colorado Springs.

Centeno has a solid glove, though he lacks much pop in his bat (.289/.342/.340 in the minors last season). He'll serve as organizational depth.
Tue, Mar 31, 2015 03:08:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Brian McCann
2Evan Gattis
1B1Yulieski Gurriel
2Marwin Gonzalez
2B1Jose Altuve
SS1Carlos Correa
3B1Alex Bregman
2Colin Moran
LF1Nori Aoki
CF1George Springer
2Jake Marisnick
RF1Josh Reddick
DH1Carlos Beltran
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Dallas Keuchel
2Lance McCullers
3Collin McHugh
4Charlie Morton
5Mike Fiers
6Brad Peacock
7Francis Martes
8Joe Musgrove
9David Paulino
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Ken Giles
2Luke Gregerson
3Chris Devenski
4Will Harris
5Tony Sipp
6Michael Feliz
7Jandel Gustave
8James Hoyt
9Reymin Guduan