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Xavier Cedeno | Relief Pitcher | #31

Team: Tampa Bay Rays
Age / DOB:  (29) / 8/26/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 215
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: Miami Dade (FL) CC
Drafted: 2004 / Rd. 31 (0) / COL
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Xavier Cedeno will make his spring debut on Wednesday.
Cedeno opened the 2015 season with the Nationals before being traded to the Dodgers for cash considerations in April. He was designated for assignment shortly thereafter, though, at which point the Rays traded for him (again for cash considerations). Between those three squads, the 29-year-old southpaw pitched to a 2.35 ERA with a 47/14 K/BB ratio across 46 innings. He's a possible late-inning arm for the Rays along with Alex Colome, but might see more of his time as a lefty specialist rather than an out-and-out setup man. Mar 8 - 12:15 PM

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Xavier Cedeno (oblique) is expected to be available on Saturday.

He has been sidelined since September 5 due to a strained left oblique, but made it through a simulated game on Thursday without any issues. The 29-year-old owns a 1.86 ERA, 1.14 WHIP and 39/11 K/BB ratio over 38 2/3 innings with the Rays this season.
Sat, Sep 19, 2015 09:22:00 AM

Xavier Cedeno (oblique) threw a simulated game Thursday and said it went well.

Cedeno is hopeful of returning to action this weekend. The southpaw has been limited to one appearance since the end of August due to a strained left oblique.
Thu, Sep 17, 2015 05:20:00 PM

Xavier Cedeno (oblique) threw a bullpen session Sunday.

Assuming it goes well, Cedeno should be cleared to pitch. He has made just one appearance since August 31 due to a strained left oblique.
Sun, Sep 13, 2015 11:51:00 AM

Xavier Cedeno could remain unavailable through the weekend due to tightness in his left side.

Cedeno has made just one appearance since August 31 due to the injury. He's been one of the Rays' better relievers this season, but they'll be careful since oblique injuries have a tendency to linger.
Fri, Sep 11, 2015 10:12:00 AM

Xavier Cedeno got the final two outs of the ninth inning, earning his first save in Tuesday's 2-0 win versus the Braves.

Neither Jake McGee nor Brad Boxberger were used, interestingly. Brandon Gomes got four outs after Erasmo Ramirez departed, and Cedeno induced a game-ending double play from A.J. Pierzynski. The lefty has been solid out of the bullpen since joining the Rays in April, as he has a 2.03 ERA and a 30/10 K/BB ratio in 31 innings, but the save will likely be his first and last of the season.
Tue, Aug 11, 2015 09:25:00 PM

Rays acquired LHP Xavier Cedeno from the Dodgers for cash considerations.

It's been a wacky couple of weeks for Cedeno, who was designated for assignment by the Nationals on April 14, traded to the Dodgers on April 22, and then DFA'd by Los Angeles on April 24. Now he heads to Tampa Bay, where he'll presumably slide into a lefty specialist role. The 28-year-old left-hander has a 5.24 career ERA in 55 major league innings.
Mon, Apr 27, 2015 01:22:00 PM

Dodgers designated LHP Xavier Cedeno for assignment.

The 28-year-old southpaw was just acquired by the Dodgers from the Nationals on Wednesday for cash considerations, but it appears as though they believe the roster spot could be better utilized with Sergio Santos. He could attract some interest on waivers.
Fri, Apr 24, 2015 07:40:00 PM

Dodgers acquired LHP Xavier Cedeno from the Nationals for cash considerations.

Cedeno was designated for assignment by the Nats last week after allowing two earned runs in three innings of relief. The 28-year-old has a 5.24 career ERA.
Wed, Apr 22, 2015 05:02:00 PM

Nationals designated LHP Xavier Cedeno for assignment.

The Nationals kept Cedeno out of spring training because he was out of options and even traded Jerry Blevins to the Mets to make room for him on the Opening Day roster, but he only lasted a week. Veteran Matt Thornton is now the only left-hander remaining in Washington's bullpen.
Tue, Apr 14, 2015 03:06:00 PM

Nationals recalled LHP Xavier Cedeno from Triple-A Syracuse.

Cedeno made three scoreless appearances earlier this season out of the Nationals' bullpen, and he's back now to provide left-handed relief depth for the final month.
Mon, Sep 1, 2014 03:41:00 PM

Nationals optioned LHP Xavier Cedeno to Triple-A Syracuse.

Cedeno was only up on the Nationals' major league roster for Saturday's doubleheader against the Cubs. He will head back to the Syracuse bullpen.
Mon, Jun 30, 2014 02:01:00 PM

Nationals recalled LHP Xavier Cedeno from Triple-A Syracuse.

He'll function as the 26th man for Saturday's doubleheader against the Cubs. The 27-year-old hasn't allowed a run in 2 1/3 innings with the Nationals thus far in 2014.
Sat, Jun 28, 2014 10:37:00 AM

Nationals optioned LHP Xavier Cedeno to Triple-A Syracuse.

The Nats are clearing roster space for Gio Gonzalez (shoulder), who will return from the DL Wednesday. Cedeno is unscored upon in two relief appearances with the big club this season.
Tue, Jun 17, 2014 11:34:00 PM

Nationals recalled LHP Xavier Cedeno from Triple-A Syracuse.

Cedeno was unscored upon in his lone appearance with the big club this season. He'll likely only be up for a few days until Gio Gonzalez (shoulder) returns from the DL.
Fri, Jun 13, 2014 05:24:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Hank Conger
2Curt Casali
1B1Steve Pearce
2Logan Morrison
2B1Logan Forsythe
2Taylor Motter
SS1Brad Miller
2Tim Beckham
3B1Evan Longoria
LF1Brandon Guyer
2Desmond Jennings
CF1Kevin Kiermaier
2Mikie Mahtook
RF1Steven Souza
DH1Corey Dickerson
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Archer
2Jake Odorizzi
3Drew Smyly
4Matt Moore
5Matt Andriese
6Alex Cobb
7Chase Whitley
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Brad Boxberger
2Alex Colome
3Xavier Cedeno
4Enny Romero
5Ryan Webb
6Dana Eveland
7Erasmo Ramirez
8Ryan Garton