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.
Centeno signed a minor-league contract with the Red Sox on Tuesday, Chris Cotillo of MassLive.com 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Centeno has been cleared of any concussion symptoms and will be available off the bench Thursday, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.
Centeno has bee sidelined since leaving Saturday's game with a head injury, but he is ready to return to action after passing the necessary tests Thursday. Centeno will resume his role as a reserve catcher moving forward.
Centeno (concussion) was cleared for a pre-game workout Tuesday, Jake Kaplan of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Centeno sustained a concussion during one of last Saturday's doubleheader games. Houston has plenty of catching options available, so there's no need to rush Centeno back to action.
Manager A.J. Hinch reported Sunday that Centeno is dealing with a mild concussion, Jake Kaplan of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Centeno suffered the concussion when he was hit in the mask by a backswing during Saturday's game against the Athletics. His timeline for return has not been announced, but it wouldn't be surprising to see him held out of action for the next week or two, as the Astros have plenty of catching options available.
Centeno exited Saturday's game in the second inning after being hit in the mask by a backswing, Jake Kaplan of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Max Stassi came on to replace Centeno, who is being evaluated for a concussion. More should be known about his status following the conclusion of Saturday's game.
Centeno was called up prior to Thursday's game against the Rangers, The Houston Chronicle's Jake Kaplan reports.
Centeno will be behind the plate and batting eighth in the order for Thursday's affair. The catcher was recalled due to Evan Gattis landing on the disabled list with a sore right wrist, and figures to serve as Brian McCann's backup until Gattis recovers.
Centeno was optioned to Triple-A Fresno on Wednesday, Jake Kaplan of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Brian McCann (knee) is expected to come of the disabled list Thursday, so Centeno will head back to Fresno to clear room. The 27-year-old went 6-for-27 (.222) in eight games during his most recent stint with the Astros. He'll continue to serve as organizational catching depth.
Centeno went 0-for-3 with a pair of strikeouts in Monday's 2-0 loss to Arizona.
Centeno emerges as the Astros' leading catcher following the team's decision to place Brian McCann (knee) on the 10-day disabled list. McCann joins Evan Gattis (concussion) on the sidelines, leaving the first-place Astros in the hands of Centeno and Max Stassi, whose contract was selected from Triple-A Fresno on Monday. Centeno will be the left-handed hitting complement in what is expected to be a platoon with the right-handed hitting Stassi.
Centeno went 2-for-4 with a walk and an RBI in Sunday's 7-6 win over the Blue Jays.
Centeno, who capped off a four-run ninth inning with a walk-off single, was called up over the weekend when the Astros placed Evan Gattis on the disabled list with a concussion. Centeno will be around for as long as Gattis is out, and at this point there's no definitive date for his return. Centeno will get a couple starts per week as the Astros have been good about resting starter Brian McCann, who has not played in 15 of the last 40 games.
Centeno was recalled from Triple-A Fresno on Saturday.
With Evan Gattis landing on the 7-day concussion DL, Centeno will join the big club for the second time this season. Centeno hit two homers in as many games during his prior stint, but he had three home runs in total with Minnesota all of last year (192 plate appearances), and his playing time will likely be limited behind Brian McCann.
Centeno will be optioned to make room for the injured Brian McCann's return from the disabled list, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.
Centeno went 3-for-7 with a pair of home runs over the past three days, but even that performance wasn't enough to save him from an option. Expect Centeno to be the Astros' first choice should they require an injury replacement behind the dish again.
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