Xavier Cedeno RP TB 3 weeks 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 2 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 3 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 3 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.

Xavier Cedeno RP TB 3 months ago

Cedeno was designated for assignment Friday.

The Dodgers selected the contract of Sergio Santos on Friday and needed to make room on the 40-man roster. Assuming Cedeno clears waivers he will likely report to Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Xavier Cedeno RP TB 3 months ago

Cedeno will be on the Dodgers' roster immediately, The Los Angeles Times reports.

Cedeno was acquired by the Dodgers Wednesday for cash considerations. He has two blown save opportunities so far this season with the Nationals. It is unknown what role he will have immediately with the Dodgers.

Xavier Cedeno RP TB 3 months ago

Cedeno was traded from the Nationals to the Dodgers for cash considerations Wednesday, Dan Kolko of MASN Sports reports.

Cedeno will likely report to the Dodgers' Triple-A affiliate, but will now be part of the club's 40-man roster. The team designated Daniel Corcino for assignment to make room for him on the 40-man roster.

Xavier Cedeno RP TB 4 months ago

Cedeno was designated for assignment Tuesday, Dan Kolko of MASN Sports reports.

Cedeno made the Opening Day roster, but he has already been charged with a pair of blown saves. He'll be replaced in the bullpen by right-hander Rafael Martin, leaving Matt Thornton as the Nationals' only southpaw. Given his excellent numbers for Triple-A Syracuse in 2014, Cedeno could draw interest from other teams. If he does find a new home, he'll likely still be used in low or medium-leverage situations.

Xavier Cedeno RP TB 4 months ago

Cedeno has been removed from the Nationals' 25-man roster, James Wagner of the Washington Post reports.

The southpaw probably also lost his spot on the 40-man, as he's being replaced on the big-league roster by right-handed Rafael Martin. Both Cedeno and Martin put up dominant numbers out of the bullpen for Triple-A Syracuse last season, but Cedeno already has two blown saves in the majors this year. Assuming the lefty is designated for assignment, he could draw interest from other teams.

Xavier Cedeno RP TB 4 months ago

Cedeno has earned a spot on the Nationals' Opening Day roster, Dan Kolko of MASN Sports reports.

Cedeno's chances of making the roster dramatically increased following the Nationals' trade of Jerry Blevins, and Sunday's announcement makes it official. He'll serve in middle relief for manager Matt Williams, limiting his value from a fantasy perspective.