Astros place Juan Centeno on waivers

Houston is trying to make room in their 40-man-roster


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After winning the World Series, everything seemed very quiet in the Houston Astros organization .

But, it was not until Wednesday when Jake Kaplan of the Houston Chronicle informed that the Astros placed one of their players on the Waivers list. 

Catcher Juan Centeno has been placed on waivers to make room in the Astros 40-man-roster for the 2018 season.


Kaplan mentioned in his column that the team made the move hoping Centeno would go without being claimed and land in Triple-A.

That way they can keep Max Stassi as the number 2 catcher behind Brian McCann, since Evan Gattis will serve as full time DH in the 2018 season.

Centeno, 28 years old, registered in 2017 a .231 average with 2 home runs, and 4 runs batted in 22 games with the Astros in the Bigs..

The Astros have been rumored to have interest in another catcher in the free agent market in Jonathan Lucroy, who finished the last year of his contract with the Colorado Rockies where he was traded mid-season by the Texas Rangers.

If Houston is to lose Centene, it's possible the team will go all in on the All-Star catcher.