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The Houston Astros recently signed Ronny Cedeno and announced on Sunday that he will be the teams shortstop to open the season.
Cedeno spent almost all of spring training with the St. Louis Cardinals attempting to win the starting gig there when Rafael Furcal became sidelined. Pete Kozma earned the starting spot with the Cardinals while Cedeno was released.
The team is also looking to trade utility player Tyler Greene who had been viewed as an option at short before the Cedeno signing. Greene had a rough spring committing four errors and compiling a .167 average.
J.D. Martin was optioned to Triple-A in a related move.
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The Houston Astros signed shortstop Ronny Cedeno to a one-year contract Sunday and informed shortstop Tyler Greene he will not make the season-opening roster.
The 30-year-old Cedeno is an eight-year major league veteran who hit .259 in 78 games with the New York Mets last season. He is in the Astros' lineup for Sunday's exhibition game against the Miami Marlins.
The projections for 2013 for the Houston Astros are all pretty grim. And that is understandable considering the team lost 107 games in 2012, have to switch leagues in 2013 and have a projected 2013 payroll of $14.6 million. Baseball Prospectus expects the team to lose 97 games in 2013. And any kind of optimism for the Astros to surprise anyone in the coming year would be supremely...
The Houston Astros are exploring trade opportunities for
infielder Tyler Greene, according to Bryan T. Smith of The Houston Chronicle.
Astros exploring trade possibilities with Tyler Greene.
— Brian T. Smith (@ChronAstros) March 24, 2013
Luhnow making it clear Cedeno likely to start for Astros. Tyler Greene won't make Astros.
— Brian T. Smith (@ChronAstros...
Ronny Cedeno tripled hours after signing with the Houston Astros, who beat the Miami Marlins 4-1 Sunday in a game shortened to 4 1-2 innings because of rain.
Released by St. Louis on March 19, Cedeno agreed to a one-year deal with Houston and immediately was inserted into the lineup at shortstop. He went 1 for 2, grounding into an inning-ending forceout in the second and tripling...
KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) -- Ronny Cedeno tripled hours after signing with the Houston Astros, who beat the Miami Marlins 4-1 Sunday in a game shortened to 4 1-2 innings because of rain.
Released by St. Louis on March 19, Cedeno agreed to a one-year deal with Houston and immediately was inserted into the lineup at shortstop. He went 1 for 2, grounding into an inning-ending forceout in...
The Houston Astros are one cut away from finalizing their first American League roster.
Brandon Barnes and Fernando Martinez won the backup outfield spots Monday as the Astros reduced the roster to 26 players. They will cut one more pitcher before they open the major league season Sunday night against the Texas Rangers.
''We still have a couple more decisions to make with...
Have the A’s found their right-handed platoon option at first base?
The A’s announced on Saturday they have claimed first baseman Nate Freiman off waivers from the Astros.
Freiman, a 6-foot-8 (!!!!!!!!), 250-pound right-handed batter, hit .298/.370/.502 with 24 homers and 105 RBI in 137 games with the Padres’ Double-A affiliate last season. In 19 games this spring in Astros...