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Juan Centeno | Catcher | #37

Team: Minnesota Twins
Age / DOB:  (27) / 11/16/1989
Ht / Wt:  5'9" / 195
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 27 (0) / NYM
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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. Nov 18 - 5:13 PM

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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.
Oct 1 - 11:42 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.
Jul 24 - 7:10 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.
May 14 - 8:15 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.
May 6 - 1:58 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).
May 5 - 9:52 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

Brewers claimed C Juan Centeno off waivers from the Mets.

Centeno can't really hit, but the Brewers saw enough in his defense to put in a claim. He'll give them some depth behind the dish.
Fri, Oct 31, 2014 02:45:00 PM

Mets recalled C Juan Centeno from Triple-A Las Vegas.

The 24-year-old backstop hit .289/.342/.340 with a homer and 25 RBI between Las Vegas and Double-A Binghamton this season. He'll provide nothing more than additional depth behind the plate over the final month of the season.
Sat, Sep 6, 2014 04:36:00 AM

Mets optioned C Juan Centeno to Triple-A Las Vegas.

Travis d'Arnaud (concussion) is scheduled to return from the disabled list on Wednesday, so Centeno was no longer needed. He went 5-for-21 in his short stay.
Wed, May 28, 2014 04:34:00 PM

Mets recalled C Juan Centeno from Triple-A Las Vegas.

Centeno will take the place of Travis d'Arnaud (concussion) on the active roster. The 24-year-old is mostly known for his excellent throwing arm and isn't a fantasy option.
Thu, May 15, 2014 04:51:00 PM

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