Phillies Release, Re-Sign Ronny Cedeno

SUNDAY: The Phillies tweeted they have re-signed Cedeno to a minor league deal and have assigned him to Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

TUESDAY: The Phillies have released infielder Ronny Cedeno, the club announced. Cedeno had looked to be a decent bet to make the roster, especially with Freddy Galvis shelved to start the season. 

The 31-year-old spent last season with the Padres and Astros, putting up a combined .242/.287/.330 line in 288 plate appearances. It is probably fair to say that is a good approximation of his true talent, as both Cedeno's career line (.246/.289/.354) and his spring line (.182/.250/.273 in 24 plate appearances) are to much the same effect. Defensive metrics have never been big fans of Cedeno's work in the field, and his numbers took a downturn last year. At short, where he spent most of his time, Cedeno was graded at -7.6 UZR and -5 DRS in only 627 2/3 innings.

With the news, the Opening Day odds increase for Cesar Hernandez and Reid Brignac, Matt Gelb of the Philadelphia Inquirer notes on Twitter.


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12 Comments on "Phillies Release, Re-Sign Ronny Cedeno"


Ron Loreski
1 year 5 months ago

Tigers and Mets fans should be drooling over this one….

Pei Kang
1 year 5 months ago

Nah, Mets had him once before, nothing too exciting.

Freddie Morales
1 year 5 months ago

For the mets, he is a definite upgrade over omar Quintanilla at minimum. They should definitely look into bringing him back.

Rally Weimaraner
1 year 5 months ago

More likely they are crying and simply wiping their tears down so it looks like they are drooling.

Expos '94 World Champs
1 year 5 months ago

The Tigers are reportedly not interested. They are instead mulling over trading Max Scherzer to the D’Backs for Didi Gregorious.

Ron Loreski
1 year 5 months ago

Why would the D’Backs take him back? He already failed them once.

Rally Weimaraner
1 year 5 months ago

Not sure where you heard that but Scherzer for Didi makes no sense. Arizona wants young controllable pitching and the Tigers need a SS for 1 year only. Also, adding Didi and removing Scherzer makes the Tigers worse in 2014, that trade makes zero sense.

Expos '94 World Champs
1 year 5 months ago

I was being sarcastic, since the Tigers are trading established players for unproven ones recently.

burnboll
1 year 5 months ago

Probably too young for Amaro.

Klaus D.
1 year 5 months ago

I’m rooting for them to keep Hernandez. But Brignac’s wife/girlfriend is gorgeous, so I wouldn’t mind seeing her around.

Shawn Baublitz
1 year 5 months ago

Infielder who can’t hit or play defense… hmm seems like he shouldn’t be getting to play in the majors

Lionel Bossman Craft
1 year 5 months ago

Makes you wonder what kind of conversations are being had in that Phillies front office.