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Xavier Cedeno | Relief Pitcher | #41

Team: Chicago White Sox
Age / DOB:  (31) / 8/26/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 206
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: Miami Dade (FL) CC
Drafted: 2004 / Rd. 31 (0) / COL
Contract: view contract details

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White Sox signed LHP Xavier Cedeno to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.
He was non-tendered by the Rays in December after missing all but five games due to a forearm injury suffered in April. He gave up four runs in three innings prior to the injury. In 2016 he registered a 3.70 ERA with 43 strikeouts in 41 1/3 innings. The 31-year-old left-handed specialist has a career 3.98 ERA in 201 games. Jan 26 - 8:08 PM

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Free agent LHP Xavier Cedeno has received "a lot of interest from other clubs" since being non-tendered Friday, agent Melvin Roman told the Tampa Bay Times' Marc Topkin.

Cedeno is also open to returning to the Rays, Roman said, after appearing in nine games with the club this past season. The southpaw had a 3.70 ERA in 54 appearances in 2016, and with left-handed relievers constantly in demand, he'll likely find a major league deal this winter.
Sat, Dec 2, 2017 07:47:00 PM

Rays non-tendered LHP Xavier Cedeno.

Cedeno now hits the open market. The southpaw was limited to just nine appearances with the Rays this past season due to a left forearm injury suffered in April.
Fri, Dec 1, 2017 09:17:00 PM

Rays activated LHP Xavier Cedeno from the 60-day disabled list.

Cedeno wound up missing over five months because of a left forearm injury suffered back in mid-April. He helped Triple-A Durham win the Triple-A National Championship during his lengthy minor league rehab assignment and the 31-year-old southpaw could see high-leverage action right out of the gate with Tampa Bay.
Thu, Sep 21, 2017 09:45:00 AM

Xavier Cedeno (forearm) will be activated from the disabled list on Thursday.

Cedeno has been on the disabled list since mid-April due to a forearm injury, but he looked sharp while pitching for the two Rays minor affiliates who advanced to postseason play, even helping Triple-A Durham win the Triple-A National Championship on Tuesday night. Daniel Robertson and Chih-Wei Hu will also join the Rays from Durham's roster.
Tue, Sep 19, 2017 11:10:00 PM

Xavier Cedeno (forearm) threw a scoreless inning Saturday in his first rehab appearance with Double-A Montgomery.

Montgomery has the fifth and final game of the Southern League Championship on Sunday, but it's unclear whether the Rays want Cedeno pitching on back-to-back days or if they'll just go ahead and activate him. He's been out almost all season with a forearm injury.
Sun, Sep 10, 2017 08:41:00 AM

Xavier Cedeno (forearm) threw live batting practice on Wednesday at Tropicana Field.

It sounds like Cedeno might finally be ready to return to the Rays' bullpen next week. The left-hander has been on the shelf since late April with a forearm injury.
Wed, Sep 6, 2017 11:52:00 AM

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.
Tue, Jun 20, 2017 11:10:00 AM

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.
Thu, May 18, 2017 03:38:00 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.
Fri, Apr 28, 2017 11:52:00 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.
Mon, Apr 24, 2017 06:21:00 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.
Fri, Apr 21, 2017 10:56:00 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.
Fri, Jan 13, 2017 10:01:00 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

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