Xavier Cedeño
RP TB
2 months ago

Cedeno allowed three earned runs on three hits over a third of an inning in Wednesday's 6-1 loss to the Yankees.

EDGE Analysis

After getting an out last Saturday against the Orioles in his return from a five-month-plus absence due to a forearm injury, Cedeno unraveled Wednesday. The 31-year-old southpaw gave up a solo home run to Greg Bird and a two-run shot to Aaron Hicks in a rough sixth inning, resulting in the first instance he's allowed multiple earned runs over nine appearances this season. Considering the amount of time he's missed in 2017, Cedeno is likely to see more work over the season's final days, when he'll hope to erase the memory of Wednesday's unpleasant outing.

Xavier Cedeño
RP TB
2 months ago

Cedeno was officially activated from the disabled list Thursday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

The move had been fully expected after Cedeno had completed a multi-outing rehab stint by pitching in the Triple-A title game for Durham on Tuesday. The veteran southpaw is likely to see a handful of appearances before the season concludes after having been sidelined since April 21.

Xavier Cedeño
RP TB
2 months ago

Cedeno (forearm) will be activated from the 60-day disabled list Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

Cedeno has been sidelined with a forearm injury since April 21 but is set to rejoin the major-league roster after completing his minor-league rehab assignment. He'll likely operate in a low-leverage relief role upon his activation.

Xavier Cedeño
RP TB
2 months ago

Cedeno (forearm) is scheduled to pitch an inning for Triple-A Durham in Tuesday's Triple-A championship game, Roger Mooney of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Cedeno endured a rocky appearance on Wednesday, throwing 27 pitches over two-thirds of an inning. He'll look to bounce back in Tuesday's pivotal contest, and a decision on whether he'll be activated from the 60-day DL and return to the big-league club could potentially be made following the outing.

Xavier Cedeño
RP TB
2 months ago

Cedeno (forearm) struggled in his appearance for Triple-A Durham on Wednesday, needing 27 pitches to get two outs,Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran reliever allowed two hits and a walk during his time on the mound, making the outing a notable departure from his one-inning effort against High-A Charlotte last Saturday. Cedeno is still striving for a 2017 return, but it remains to be seen if he'll need at least one more rehab appearance before being activated.

Xavier Cedeño
RP TB
2 months ago

Cedeno (forearm) will head to Triple-A Durham on Wednesday to make his second rehab appearance in Game 2 of the International League Championship Series, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Cedeno fired a scoreless inning for High-A Charlotte in his first rehab appearance Saturday, allowing a hit and recording a strikeout. Wednesday's outing is scheduled to occur in relief, and Cedeno continues to shoot for a return just before end of the regular season.

Xavier Cedeño
RP TB
3 months ago

Cedeno (forearm) threw a simulated game Wednesday, Roger Mooney of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Cedeno continues to progress without setbacks, leaving open the possibility that he'll return before the end of the season. The left-hander has been limited to just 2.2 innings this season due to injury.

Xavier Cedeño
RP TB
3 months ago

Cedeno (forearm) is set to progress from bullpens to live batting practice next week, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Cedeno has been on a throwing program for several weeks and is apparently ready to take the next step. The team had previously stated that the veteran reliever would need two live batting practices and five rehab appearances before activation, so his return is still some time away.

Xavier Cedeño
RP TB
4 months ago

Cedeno (forearm) has stretched out his throws to 135 feet and will soon be throwing off a mound, Bill Chastain of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Cedeno is expected to take that next step by the end of July, although he won't immediately move to the top of the mound. Once he does reach that step, however, the veteran southpaw will still have five mound sessions, two live batting practice and five rehab appearances to get through before he's activated. Because Cedeno's outings are typically limited to a couple of batters, he shouldn't need an inordinate amount of game action to get his arm ready for a big-league return.

Xavier Cedeño
RP TB
4 months ago

Cedeno (forearm) has increased his throwing program to 105 feet, Roger Mooney of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

It's another step in the right direction for the veteran southpaw, who's only appeared in seven games for the Rays this season. Cedeno was a valuable component of the Tampa bullpen in 2016, compiling 19 holds and 43 strikeouts in 41.3 innings across 54 appearances. He's likely due for rehab outings at multiple levels in the minors before returning to the big-league club.