Xavier Cedeno RP TB 2 weeks 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.

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Xavier Cedeno RP TB 5 months ago

Cedeno made his return to the team Sunday against the Orioles, where he faced a single batter, Chris Davis, and forced a ground out to first base.

Xavier Cedeno RP TB 5 months ago

Cedeno (side) is expected to be available for Saturday's game against the Orioles, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Xavier Cedeno RP TB 5 months ago

Cedeno (left side) will throw to batter Thursday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Xavier Cedeno RP TB 5 months ago

Cedeno (side) will throw a bullpen session Sunday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Xavier Cedeno RP TB 5 months ago

Cedeno could be out for the weekend with tightness in his left side, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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Xavier Cedeno RP TB 7 months ago

Since joining Tampa Bay, Cedeno has 2.91 ERA in 21.2 innings pitched and has held lefties to a .236/.288/.273 slash line.

Going into the All-Star break, Cedeno has been exactly what the Rays likely wanted as they picked him up from Washington: a guy who can shut down lefties and hold down a full inning on occasion. Jake McGee will still be Tampa Bay's primary lefty-specialist, but Cedeno should still be useful this season.

Xavier Cedeno RP TB 8 months ago

Cedeno has a 1.69 ERA in 10.2 innings across 18 appearances with Tampa Bay so far in 2015.

Cedeno's role has so far been a highly situational reliever deployed in the sixth and seventh inning by the Rays. He's never been a real lefty specialist, which hasn't changed since he's seen 34 left-handed batters to 29 right-handers in 2015. The Rays seem to prefer him seeing lefties, but not enough to deploy him in later innings against elite left-handed hitters. His ERA figures to regress up to his current 4.04 FIP, but the low-inning nature of his role with the Rays means he could easily put up a lucky, low-sample year.

Xavier Cedeno RP TB 9 months ago

Cedeno was added to the 40-man roster Tuesday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

The Rays acquired Cedeno from the Dodgers on Monday, and he'll primarily provide depth out of the bullpen. In a corresponding move, Tampa Bay designated Everett Teaford for assignment Tuesday afternoon.

Xavier Cedeno RP TB 10 months ago

Cedeno was traded to the Rays on Monday for cash considerations.

Cedeno will now be on the Rays' 40-man roster with the trade, providing the club with some organizational depth in the bullpen. He'll likely report to the team's Triple-A Durham affiliate, and will end up pushing someone off the 40-man roster in a corresponding move.