Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Is C Juan Centeno Signing Insurance Against Parting Ways With Sandy Leon?

The Red Sox have signed catcher Juan Centeno to a minor-league contract—with a likely invite to major-league camp next Spring. While Centeno does have a reasonable amount of MLB experience (Mets, Brewers, Twins, Astros and Rangers—where he's actually hit pretty well), he's likely to mostly provide "depth" at the AAA level in the Red Sox organization. Unless, of course, Boston decides to let Sandy Leon walk (based on a very poor 2018 offensively). The plan might be to just go exclusively with the young duo of Christian Vazquez and Blake Swihart in 2019. Or, The Carmine Hose might be in the market for another veteran backstop—in addition to Centeno—who can contribute more at the plate than Leon. Obviously, lots of options. Stay tuned!