(6/15/2008) The Mets outrighted catcher Raul Casanova to the minor leagues. He had been designated for assignment.
Casanova designated for assignment
(6/11/2008) The Mets designated Raul Casanova for assignment Tuesday. They have 10 days to trade, release or outright him to the minor leagues.
Casanova returns; Cancel sent down
(6/8/2008) The Mets announced Saturday that catcher Raul Casanova had been reinstated from the bereavement list. Casanova was placed on the list Wednesday due to the death of his father. New York optioned catcher Robinson Cancel to Triple-A New Orleans.
(7:16 pm ET)Moises Alou is back on the disabled list. The Mets placed the veteran outfielder on the 15-day DL with a strained right calf Thursday. The Mets selected the contract of catcher-first baseman Raul Casanova from Triple-A New Orleans.
Mets' Casanova outrighted to minors
(5/15/2008) The Mets sent C Raul Casanova outright to Triple-A New Orleans. He had been designated for assignment, but he cleared waivers.
Casanova designated for assignment
(5/9/2008) Ramon Castro (hamstring) was activated off the disabled list Friday. He has been out since the last week of spring training. To make room, Raul Casanova was designated for assignment.
Casanova has two-RBI single
(5/7/2008) C Raul Casanova had a two-RBI single in a four-run second inning Wednesday against the Dodgers and the Mets went on to win 12-1. Casanova would later add his second double of the season and finish 2-for-4 with two runs and one walk. Casanova has three multi-hit games in his last seven appearances.
Casanova, Mets take Smoltz deep
(4/27/2008) The Mets knocked out John Smoltz after four innings in his first shaky outing of the season and got a three-hit game from backup catcher Raul Casanova. Smoltz (3-2) came in having allowed just two runs in four games. He gave up more than that in the first 1 1/3 innings Sunday. The odds didn't exactly favor a home run in his second-inning matchup with Casanova, who has been pressed into action with Brian Schneider hospitalized with an infected thumb. Smoltz hadn't allowed a homer in more than 24 innings this season. Casanova hadn't homered since July 25, when he was playing for Tampa. He snapped both those streaks with a two-run shot that put the Mets up 3-0. Smoltz allowed four runs and seven hits in his shortest outing of the season.
Schneider sent home with infected thumb
(4/24/2008) The New York Post reports that Mets C Brian Schneider has been sent back to New York to have an infected left thumb examined by team doctors. Gustavo Molina is expected to take his spot on the roster and will back up Raul Casanova.
Casanova squats behind plate Monday
(4/21/2008) Mets C Brian Schneider, who bruised his right forearm when he was hit by a foul ball Saturday night, was out of the lineup for a second straight game Monday against the Cubs with Raul Casanova getting the start. Casanova finished the night hitless in three at-bats with two strikeouts.
Casanova debuts for Mets
(4/12/2008)Raul Casanova, drafted by New York in 1990, made his first big league appearance for the team and hit an RBI single to make it 3-0 in the fourth against the Brewers Friday.
Casanova to make 2008 debut Friday
(4/11/2008)New York Newsday reports that Mets C Raul Casanova will make his 2008 debut with the Mets Friday. He's slated to hit eighth in the lineup.
(12/7/2007) The Mets signed catcher Raul Casanova to a minor league contract.
O's designate C Casanova
(10/29/2007) The Devil Rays claimed left-hander Kurt Birkins off waivers from the Orioles and designated catcher Raul Casanova for assignment Monday. Casanova, 35, hit .253 with six homers and 11 RBI in 29 games last season. They have 10 days to trade, release or outright him to the minor leagues.
C Casanova back up with Rays
(9/12/2007) The Devil Rays designated pitcher Tim Corcoran for assignment and purchased the contract of catcher Raul Casanova from the minors Tuesday. They have 10 days to trade, release or outright Corcoran to the minor leagues.
Casanova designated for assignment
(7/27/2007) The Tampa Bay Devil Rays reinstated catcher Josh Paul from the 60-day disabled list Friday and designated catcher Raul Casanova for assignment. Devil Rays manager Joe Maddon said Paul will start Saturday's game against Boston. "We're going to get him involved often," Maddon said.
Casanova hits rare homer
(7/26/2007) Raul Casanova homered Wednesday for the Devil Rays, who have lost eight consecutive in Baltimore and 22 of 27 overall.
Casanova homers on Wednesday
(7/4/2007) Devil Rays C Raul Casanova went 2-for-2 with two runs, one walk and a solo home run during Wednesday's game against the Red Sox. He now has one homer in his last two starts.
Casanova homers again Sunday
(6/10/2007) Raul Casanova homered for the second straight day for the Devil Rays during Sunday's game against the Marlins. He had his first homer of the season during Saturday's win as well.
Casanova blasts solo homer
(6/10/2007) Devil Rays C Raul Casanova went 1-for-4 with a solo home run during Saturday's game against the Marlins. It was his first homer of the season and only his third appearance since his recall in early June.
(6/5/2007) Raul Casanova got the start Tuesday at Toronto for RHP Andy Sonnanstine's major league debut because the two have worked together at Triple-A Durham. "There's more of a comfort zone," manager Joe Maddon said. "It just seemed like the right thing to do (Tuesday)."
C Casanova recalled Monday
(6/4/2007) The Tampa Bay Devil Rays placed backup catcher Shawn Riggans on the 15-day disabled list Monday with an injured right elbow and purchased the contract of catcher Raul Casanova from Triple-A Durham.
Devil Rays send four down
(3/31/2007) C Shawn Riggans was optioned to Triple-A Durham Saturday. Also, catcher Raul Casanova, outfielder Dustan Mohr and infielder Jorge Velandia were reassigned to minor league camp.
Rays give C Casanova minor deal
(2/1/2007) Catcher Raul Casanova agreed to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training with the Devil Rays on Thursday.
C Casanova assigned to A's minors
(3/14/2006) The A's reassigned C Raul Casanova, OFs Hiram Bocachica and Danny Putnam, RHPs Alex Santos, Mac Suzuki and Adam Johnson to minor league camp and optioned OF Javier Herrera to Triple-A Sacramento.
Casanova won't return to ChiSox
(12/7/2005) The White Sox declined to offer arbitration to DH Carl Everett and backup catcher Raul Casanova. Players who became free agents and weren't offered arbitration can't re-sign with their former clubs until May 1. Players offered arbitration have until Dec. 19 to accept and can re-sign through Jan. 8.
Casanova promoted from Triple-A
(9/1/2005) Raul Casanova had his contract purchased from Triple-A Charlotte on Thursday.
Casanova gets invite from White Sox
(1/22/2005) The Chicago White Sox agreed to terms with C Raul Casanova, C Chris Widger, INF Pablo Ozuna, INF Jorge Toca and OF Tony Alvarez on minor-league contracts.
Royals acquire Casanova
(6/24/2004) The Kansas City Star reports that Raul Casanova was acquired by Kansas City from Boston Wednesday for a player to be named.
Baltimore signs Raul Casanova
(8/7/2003) The Orioles signed Casanova to a minor-league contract on Wednesday.
Casanova released by Colorado
(7/29/2003) The Rockies released Raul Casanova from Triple-A Colorado Springs on Tuesday.
Casanova sent to minors
(3/30/2003) Raul Casanova was reassigned to the team's minor league camp on Sunday.