OUTXavier Cedeno
RP TB
2 months ago

Cedeno (neck), along with closer Alex Colome and Brad Boxberger, is one of three relievers virtually assured of a return to the Rays in 2017, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

The southpaw holds the distinction of being the top lefty arm out of the bullpen for the Rays, affording him some extra value. Cedeno closed out the season on a strong note, rattling off eight consecutive scoreless appearances that encompassed six innings overall. He definitely had his up-and-down moments in 2016, however, as he blew all five save opportunities he saw and finished the season with a 3.70 ERA that was his highest of the three campaigns in which he's fired at least 40 innings. On the plus side, Cedeno was credited with 19 holds and recorded 43 whiffs over 41.1 innings. As a strong strikeout pitcher who's displayed serviceable control over his two Rays seasons, he remains a valued left-handed option heading into next spring.

OUTXavier Cedeno
RP TB
3 months ago

Cedeno is dealing with soreness in his neck, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Cedeno has not pitched at all this month due to his sore neck, and it appears he will remain unavailable for the time being, as he will be examined when the Rays return home from their road trip, which concludes Sunday.

OUTXavier Cedeno
RP TB
3 months ago

Cedeno fired 1.1 innings of scoreless ball in Tuesday's 2-1 loss to the Red Sox, striking out two.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran reliever has followed up a successful July with a largely effective August, save for a couple of hiccups where he's yielded a pair of earned runs against both the Royals and Blue Jays. Cedeno now has a streak of five scoreless appearances, giving up just three hits and recording six strikeouts in the 3.1 innings over that span.

OUTXavier Cedeno
RP TB
4 months ago

Cedeno was credited with his 15th hold of the season in Wednesday's 3-1 victory over the Dodgers, allowing only a hit over his one inning. He also recorded a strikeout.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran reliever has bounced back nicely from a late June-early July stretch that saw him surrender six earned runs over 5.1 innings. Cedeno now has five straight scoreless appearances, lowering his ERA from 4.08 to 3.62 in the process. He continues to serve as a relatively effective southpaw set-up option out of a Rays bullpen that has received heavy use this season.

OUTXavier Cedeno
RP TB
5 months 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.

OUTXavier Cedeno
RP TB
6 months 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.

OUTXavier Cedeno
RP TB
6 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.

OUTXavier Cedeno
RP TB
6 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.

OUTXavier Cedeno
RP TB
7 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.

OUTXavier Cedeno
RP TB
7 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.