The Astros announced that the Rangers claimed catcher Juan Centeno off waivers on Monday. That creates an opening on the Astros’ 40-man roster. The Rangers’, meanwhile, have 38 players on their roster.
Centeno, 28, appeared in 22 games for the Astros this past season, batting a paltry .231/.286/.346. He will provide catching depth for the Rangers behind Robinson Chirinos and Brett Nicholas.
Centeno won’t be eligible for arbitration until next offseason and won’t become eligible for free agency until after the 2022 season.
ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick reports that the Diamondbacks have signed outfielder Jarrod Dyson to a two-year contract. Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that the deal is worth $7.5 million.
Dyson, 33, spent last season with the Mariners. He hit an underwhelming .251/.324/.350, but stole 28 bases while playing superb defense in center field.
Dyson doesn’t quite make up for the Diamondbacks losing J.D. Martinez, who just signed with the Red Sox, but he will bring some speed and defense to the outfield along with A.J. Pollock. It’s not quite clear how the D-Backs plan to utilize Dyson. That should be made clear after the deal is announced.