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Xavier Cedeno | Relief Pitcher | #31

Team: Tampa Bay Rays
Age / DOB:  (30) / 8/26/1986
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 210
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: Miami Dade (FL) CC
Drafted: 2004 / Rd. 31 (0) / COL
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Xavier Cedeno (forearm) resumed a throwing program last Friday.
Cedeno has been sidelined since late April due to tightness in his left forearm. He said Monday that he expects to return by mid-August, but obviously he has a lot of hoops to jump through first. Jun 20 - 11:10 AM

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Rays transferred LHP Xavier Cedeno from the 10-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

Cedeno is still battling through a forearm issue. He was checked out by Dr. James Andrews last month and was told he would not require Tommy John surgery, but the lefty reliever remains out indefinitely.
May 18 - 3:38 PM

Xavier Cedeno (forearm) will not require surgery after receiving a second opinion from Dr. James Andrews.

He's been given a PRP injection and will be shut down for the next month. Cedeno will have a chance to return to the Rays sometime in the second half.
Apr 28 - 11:52 AM

Xavier Cedeno will get a second opinion on his ailing left forearm this week from Dr. James Andrews.

Cedeno, who was placed on the disabled list last Friday, has already seen Rays team doctor Koco Eaton. The results of that visit aren't known, but it's usually not a good sign when Dr. Andrews is involved. An update on Cedeno should be available later this week.
Apr 24 - 6:21 PM

Rays placed LHP Xavier Cedeno on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to April 18, with left forearm tightness.

Cedeno has been an important cog in the Rays bullpen the past few seasons and any amount of time that he misses will be a blow to them. He sports a 3.86 ERA and gruesome 3.42 WHIP through 2 1/3 innings of work this season.
Apr 21 - 10:56 PM

Rays and LHP Xavier Cedeno avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $1.3 million contract.

Cedeno was arbitration-eligible for the first time this winter. The southpaw has been one of the Rays' best relievers the last two seasons, putting up a 2.88 ERA and 86/25 K/BB ratio over 84 1/3 relief innings.
Jan 13 - 10:01 AM

Xavier Cedeno is scheduled to see a doctor about his neck tightness early next week.

Cedeno will remain with the Rays through the conclusion of their road trip on Sunday in Baltimore, but it sounds like he won't be used in any of those games. The left-hander hasn't pitched since August 29 due to lingering discomfort in his neck and he could be shut down for good after the examination next week in Tampa Bay.
Tue, Sep 13, 2016 11:45:00 PM

Rays manager Kevin Cash said Monday that the club still thinks Xavier Cedeno (neck) will pitch again this season.

Cedeno hasn't pitched since August 29 due to neck tightness, so we're talking about a two-week absence at this point. Returning will at least give him some peace of mind going into the winter.
Mon, Sep 12, 2016 05:51:00 PM

Xavier Cedeno tossed a scoreless ninth inning Wednesday against the Red Sox.

Cedeno struck out one batter and worked around a leadoff single by David Ortiz. The Rays had a four-run lead at the time, so it wasn’t a save chance, but the southpaw could be the preferred option in the ninth inning while Alex Colome (biceps) is sidelined. Erasmo Ramirez and Matt Andriese are also in the mix.
Wed, Jun 29, 2016 03:12:00 PM

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.
Tue, Mar 8, 2016 12:15:00 PM

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Wilson Ramos
2Jesus Sucre
1B1Logan Morrison
2Rickie Weeks
2B1Brad Miller
2Tim Beckham
SS1Adeiny Hechavarria
2Matt Duffy
3B1Evan Longoria
2Trevor Plouffe
LF1Colby Rasmus
2Shane Peterson
CF1Kevin Kiermaier
2Mallex Smith
3Peter Bourjos
RF1Steven Souza
DH1Corey Dickerson
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Archer
2Alex Cobb
3Jake Odorizzi
4Matt Andriese
5Jacob Faria
6Blake Snell
7Nathan Eovaldi
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Alex Colome
2Brad Boxberger
3Xavier Cedeno
4Tommy Hunter
5Erasmo Ramirez
6Kevin Gadea
7Diego Moreno
8Chase Whitley
9Jumbo Diaz
10Adam Kolarek
11Shawn Tolleson
12Sergio Romo