Xavier Cedeno
RP TB
3 weeks 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.

Xavier Cedeno
RP TB
1 month ago

Cedeno (neck) threw from a mound at Rays spring training Tuesday Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

In addition to throwing from the mound, Cedeno participated in all of the group workouts Tuesday. Over the course of spring training, Cedeno will work to improve against right-handed hitters. While he dominated lefties in 2016, limiting them to a .197 batting average, he struggled against righties, as they put together a .259/.310/.395 line when Cedeno was on the mound.

Xavier Cedeno
RP TB
4 months ago

Cedeno (neck) is wanted on the Puerto Rican team at the World Baseball Classic, but the Rays will have final say, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

The southpaw finished the 2016 season plagued by a sore neck, so the Rays will have say in the matter of whether or not he can be a part of Puerto Rico manager Edwin Rodriguez's bullpen at the WBC. Cedeno is reportedly interested in participating as well, but as a valued left-handed arm in the bullpen, caution figures to be exercised, with his health for the opening of the 2017 campaign likely to take precedence.

Xavier Cedeno
RP TB
6 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.

Xavier Cedeno
RP TB
6 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.

Xavier Cedeno
RP TB
7 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.

Xavier Cedeno
RP TB
8 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.

Xavier Cedeno
RP TB
9 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.

Xavier Cedeno
RP TB
10 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.

Xavier Cedeno
RP TB
10 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.