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Juan Centeno | Catcher | #37

Team: Minnesota Twins
Age / DOB:  (26) / 11/16/1989
Ht / Wt:  5'9" / 195
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 27 (0) / NYM
Contract: view contract details

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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

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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

Mets optioned C Juan Centeno and RHP Ryan Reid to Triple-A Las Vegas.

Anthony Recker will serve as Travis d'Arnaud's backup this season, but Centeno still figures to see some time in the big leagues again at some point. Reid was claimed off waivers from the Pirates this offseason and will serve as bullpen depth in Triple-A.
Tue, Mar 18, 2014 08:38:00 AM

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

This will be the first time in the big leagues for the 23-year-old backstop. He's had a nice season between Double-A and Triple-A, hitting .301/.339/.373 with 31 RBI and a 12/29 BB/K ratio in 236 at-bats. He'll provide additional depth behind the plate for the remainder of the season.
Sun, Sep 8, 2013 10:55:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Kurt Suzuki
2Juan Centeno
1B1Joe Mauer
2B1Brian Dozier
SS1Eduardo Escobar
2Eduardo Nunez
3B1Trevor Plouffe
LF1Oswaldo Arcia
2Robbie Grossman
CF1Danny Santana
2Darin Mastroianni
RF1Miguel Sano
DH1Byung-ho Park
Starting Pitcher
S1Phil Hughes
2Ervin Santana
3Kyle Gibson
4Ricky Nolasco
5Tyler Duffey
Relief Pitcher
R1Glen Perkins
2Kevin Jepsen
3Trevor May
4Fernando Abad
5Michael Tonkin
6Ryan Pressly
7Brandon Kintzler
8Pat Dean
9Taylor Rogers
10Buddy Boshers