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.

12 Responses to Phillies Release, Re-Sign Ronny Cedeno Leave a Reply

  1. Ron Loreski 1 year ago

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

    • Pei Kang 1 year ago

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

    • Freddie Morales 1 year ago

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

    • WhoKilledTheRallyMonkey 1 year ago

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

  2. GoFish 1 year 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 ago

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

    • WhoKilledTheRallyMonkey 1 year 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.

    • GoFish 1 year ago

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

  3. burnboll 1 year ago

    Probably too young for Amaro.

  4. Klaus D. 1 year ago

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

  5. Shawn Baublitz 1 year 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 ago

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

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