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.
The Royals recalled infielder Ramon Torres from Triple-A Omaha on Saturday. He didn’t get into a game until starting Thursday night’s game against the Rangers, batting ninth.
In the top of the second inning, facing Austin Bibens-Dirkx, Torres laced a single up the middle. Center fielder Delino DeShields charged in on it, attempting to keep Ryan Goins at second base, but the ball went right past his glove, through his legs, and nearly trickled all the way to the warning track. Goins scored easily and Torres was waved home, too. He managed to narrowly beat the throw, touching home plate with his left hand on a head-first slide.
The play was officially scored a single and a three-base error. Torres wasn’t credited with an RBI on the play. But at least the Royals got two runs out of it.