Xavier Cedeno
RP TB
2 weeks ago

Cedeno has now surrendered six earned runs over his last 5.1 innings following his appearance in Friday's 6-5 loss to the Red Sox.

EDGE Analysis

The 29-year-old reliever gave up an earned run for the second straight outing when he yielded an RBI single to Aaron Hill in the eighth. Cedeno's recent struggles began when he gave up three earned runs on two hits to the Giants on June 19, and he's now seen his ERA rise over 4.00 for the first time all season. Prior to the aforementioned appearance against San Francisco, Cedeno had rattled off six consecutive scoreless efforts.

Xavier Cedeno
RP TB
1 month ago

Cedeno notched his 12th hold of the season with a clean eighth inning in Friday's 4-3 victory over the Astros. He struck out two.

EDGE Analysis

The 29-year-old reliever posted his third consecutive scoreless outing and hold following a blown save against the Twins on June 5. He's done a nice job in the late innings for the Rays this season, supplying an impressive 22:7 K:BB rate and giving up only one homer over 19.2 innings.

Xavier Cedeno
RP TB
2 months ago

Cedeno (3-1) gave up a hit and earned run over an inning in Sunday's 7-5 victory over the Twins. He also struck out a batter.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran southpaw was touched up by the blazing hot bat of Eduardo Nunez for a game-tying solo homer, but was bailed out in the top half of the ninth when the Rays scored twice. Cedeno has endured a rocky start to June, giving up four hits and two earned runs in 2.1 innings, leaving him with a 7.71 ERA over that span. However, he's been generally effective this season, amassing nine holds. The homer he surrendered Sunday is also the only long ball he's yielded over 16.1 innings on the mound in 2016.

Xavier Cedeno
RP TB
2 months ago

Cedeno allowed one earned run on three hits in one inning of work in Thursday's loss to Minnesota.

EDGE Analysis

Cedeno's ERA jumped to 3.60 after another inconsistent performance this season. Following a great first month in which he compiled a 1.35 ERA, the left-hander has struggled to maintain the success, allowing five earned runs in his last 8.1 innings. However, Cedeno has been a mainstay in the Tampa Bay bullpen and leads the team in holds, a trend that shouldn't change going forward.

Xavier Cedeno
RP TB
3 months ago

Cedeno (2-1) failed to record an out in the ninth inning of Sunday's 5-1 loss to the Blue Jays. He surrendered a hit, two earned runs, and a walk.

EDGE Analysis

The 29-year-old reliever entered the final frame charged with preserving a 1-1 tie, but immediately surrendered a double to Darwin Barney and then issued a free pass to Michael Saunders. After being pulled for Alex Colome, Cedeno then saw the latter yield an RBI groundout to Edwin Encarnacion and a two-run homer to Troy Tulowitzki, with the pair of runs scored by Cedeno's baserunners going on his ledger. The performance broke a string of four straight scoreless outings for the five-year veteran, and marked the first time he'd given up more than an earned run. Although the outing shot Cedeno's ERA from a stellar 1.35 to 4.05, he remains one of the more reliable arms in the Rays' bullpen.

Xavier Cedeno
RP TB
3 months ago

Cedeno (2-0) was credited with the victory Saturday versus the Blue Jays after getting two outs and striking out one in the ninth inning.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran southpaw became the pitcher of record after Curt Casali singled in Brad Miller with the winning run in the bottom of the frame. Cedeno has been reasonably effective in his opportunities to date, securing three holds and two victories while generating a stellar 1.35 ERA over 6.2 innings.

Xavier Cedeno
RP TB
3 months ago

Cedeno pitched a scoreless eighth inning in Tuesday's 5-1 victory over the Indians.

EDGE Analysis

After a ragged showing this spring, Cedeno now has two appearances in the regular season and has yet to allow a baserunner. The 29-year-old southpaw is one of three lefties-- along with Enny Romero and Dana Eveland-- that has pitched shutout ball out of the Ray bullpen so far in 2016.

Xavier Cedeno
RP TB
4 months ago

Cedeno was credited with his third hold of the exhibition slate despite surrendering a hit, an earned run and two walks over 0.2 innings in Sunday's 7-3 spring loss to the Blue Jays. He struck out a batter as well.

EDGE Analysis

One of three southpaws currently vying for spots in the Rays bullpen, Cedeno has endured a rough exhibition slate. He's now sporting a robust 10.38 ERA over 4.1 innings, having surrendered six hits, five earned runs and four walks over that span. The spring struggles are in sharp contrast to Cedeno's 2015 numbers, when he posted a 4-1 record and 2.35 ERA over 46 innings with the Nationals and Rays. Even though fellow lefties Enny Romero and non-roster invitee Dana Eveland have outperformed him in spring training, Cedeno figures to have ample opportunity to play an integral role in the late innings, particularly while closer Brad Boxberger (abdomen) remains sidelined.

Xavier Cedeno
RP TB
4 months ago

Cedeno may be a candidate for save opportunities with the news that Brad Boxberger (abdomen) will miss eight weeks. "We have a number of guys that could try to fill that void for the first month of the year," manager Kevin Cash told the Tampa Tribune. "We'll have some opportunities that will present itself for more bullpen arms."

EDGE Analysis

Cash is not naming a replacement for Boxberger in the ninth inning. Perhaps he will play the matchups late, and if so, that could mean some save chances for Cedeno, as he's the top lefty option in the bullpen. Cedeno has bounced around in his five-year career but settled in with Tampa Bay last season, posting a 2.09 ERA, 1.14 WHIP and 43:12 K:BB in 43 innings after coming over from Washington.

Xavier Cedeno
RP TB
6 months ago

Cedeno is likely to see some action in the eighth inning as the bullpen's new top lefty following the Jake McGee trade, Mark Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

On almost any other team, Cedeno would have been his team's top lefty last year, at least going by performance. After five forgettable appearances in Washington, Cedeno was traded to the Rays and promptly started dominating, registering a 2.09 ERA in 43.0 innings while striking out a batter per inning. Alex Colome is still best positioned to be the Kevin Cash's formal set-up man, but Tampa Bay's liberal usage of its bullpen means Cedeno should see quite a few opportunities.