Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 1/7/12
As was reported on MMO yesterday, the New York Mets have signed defensive-minded shortstop Ronny Cedeno to a one-year, $1.1 million dollar contract. Cedeno, 28, was the Pirates starting shortstop since they acquired him in 2009. In 313 games for the Bucs, Cedeno batted a meager .254/.297/.367/.664 in 1,126 plate appearances. Obviously he’s here for one purpose and that is to backup Ruben Tejada at shortstop where the Mets have an organizational depth problem. This signing comes at the heels of the Omar Quintanilla signing last week which makes it tough to figure out. Both are very weak offensive players and are known more as glovemen, with one having more experience at shortstop and the other at second base, but why sign two of these types of players? The Mets have already decided to bring back Mike Baxter for the bench and still are in the market for a fifth outfielder according to statements made by Sandy Alderson in the last 48 hours. Fernando Martinez could also be an option for the
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