60DXavier Cedeño
RP TB
11 hours ago

Cedeno (forearm) recently started a throwing program and is expected to return by mid-August, Roger Mooney of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

It's been a long road to recovery for the Rays' reliever, who first injured his throwing arm in mid-April. Cedeno was hopeful to return to the bullpen by late June after receiving a PRP injection in April, but is now saying his goal is to return by the middle of August.

60DXavier Cedeño
RP TB
1 month ago

Cedeno (forearm) was transferred to the 60-day disabled list Thursday, Marc Topkin of Tampa Bay Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

With the southpaw being out at least until the end of June, he was a logical candidate to boot from the 40-man roster when the Rays needed a spot for recently acquired utility man Michael Martinez. Cedeno isn't expected to resume baseball activities until the end of the month after receiving a PRP injection in his ailing forearm.

60DXavier Cedeño
RP TB
2 months ago

Cedeno had a PRP injection in his forearm Friday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Cedeno will be held out of baseball activities for the next month as a result. Although the 29-year-old will be forced to miss at least two months rehabbing, he's still hopeful to make a return to major league action during the second half of the season. Danny Farquhar should be the Rays' primary bullpen option against left-handed batters while Cedeno remains sidelined, though that may change.

60DXavier Cedeño
RP TB
2 months ago

Cedeno will not require surgery on his forearm after Dr. James Andrews confirmed Dr. Koco Eaton's initial diagnosis, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

This is relatively welcomed news for Cedeno, whose plan is simply to rehab for a couple of months before rejoining the Rays. Given he'll be out an extended period of time, the Rays could transfer him to the 60-day DL to free up a 40-man roster spot, though nothing has been announced yet. For the time being, Danny Farquhar should be the Rays' primary bullpen option against lefty batters.

60DXavier Cedeño
RP TB
2 months ago

Cedeno (forearm) was examined by Rays team physician Dr. Koco Eaton on Monday and will seek a second opinion from Dr. James Andrews later in the week, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran southpaw's prognosis has been somewhat foreboding since his placement on the 10-day disabled list with what was described as "tightness" in the forearm. With rumblings of a potential months-long absence, Cedeno and the team will make sure to exhaust their options in evaluating the injury, with a visit to the renowned Alabama surgeon the next step in that process.

60DXavier Cedeño
RP TB
2 months ago

Cedeno (forearm) could miss an extended period of time, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Rays have yet to disclose an estimated timetable for Cedeno's return, but there is fear within the organization that Cedeno could miss "months not weeks," according to Topkin. With Cedeno down, Tampa Bay will be without a lefty reliever for the time being. Manager Kevin Cash suggested he will use Danny Farquhar a lot against lefty batters.

60DXavier Cedeño
RP TB
2 months ago

Cedeno was placed on the 10-day disabled list Friday with forearm tightness, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Forearm tightness is always scary for pitchers, as it's often the precursor to Tommy John surgery. Hopefully it won't be that serious for Cedeno, who has established himself as a solid middle reliever of the past two seasons. We'll keep an eye out for updates on his status.

60DXavier Cedeño
RP TB
2 months ago

Cedeno gave up a run (unearned) on one hit while failing to record an out in the sixth inning in Wednesday's 8-4 loss to the Yankees.

EDGE Analysis

Cedeno came on in relief of Jumbo Diaz with the game knotted at 3-3 and runners on the corners. The veteran southpaw committed a throwing error while trying to throw out pinch-hitter Brett Gardner at first -- allowing Chase Headley to score --

and then yielded a single to Jacoby Ellsbury before exiting. The run he gave up was unearned, keeping Cedeno's ERA on the season unblemished through his first four appearances. The 30-year-old has failed to record an out in two of those trips to the mound, however, so he's officially worked just two-thirds of an inning thus far.

60DXavier Cedeño
RP TB
3 months ago

Cedeno started Wednesday's 15-6 Grapefruit League win over the Orioles, pitching a clean first inning and recording a strikeout.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran southpaw has enjoyed an excellent spring, as he's generated a 1.29 ERA, .091 BAA and 0.29 WHIP in seven innings across seven appearances. Cedeno once again projects as a pivotal left-handed component of the Rays bullpen after notching 19 holds and three victories in 2016.

60DXavier Cedeño
RP TB
4 months ago

Cedeno (neck) was credited with a hold in Friday's 5-2 win over the Tigers, pitching a clean fourth inning. It was his first game action since last Aug. 29.

EDGE Analysis

The 30-year-old southpaw had been participating in workouts but had yet to be deployed in a game until Friday. Cedeno endured some struggles last season but was generally solid, compiling 19 holds, a 3.70 ERA and 1.19 WHIP over 41.2 innings. As the one projected lefty arm in the bullpen at present, he retains a considerable amount of importance for Tampa's relief corps.