Free-agent outfielder Cedric Hunter suspended 50 games

NEW YORK (AP) Free-agent outfielder Cedric Hunter, who appeared in 13 games for the Philadelphia Phillies this year, has been suspended for 50 games following a positive test for amphetamine under baseball's minor league drug program. Major League Baseball announced Hunter's suspension on Wednesday. The 28-year-old was a third-round draft pick by San Diego in 2006 but has appeared...
Via Associated Press
November 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Scuffling Hunter showing early jitters

Robert Stephenson threw the low fastball, and with plenty might and a pure, quick swing, Cedric Hunter met it and launched it back over the fence in right field. There, at Great American Ballpark on Thursday, Hunter swatted his first career home run. Imagine the feeling of that moment. Drafted in 2006, a third-round pick by the San Diego Padres, Hunter was labeled a prospect, an...
Via Phillies Nation
April 12, 2016

C-ya! Hunter blasts first Major League homer

Cedric Hunter had waited a long time for this. He waited five years and two days, in fact.
April 07, 2016

Cedric Hunter Makes Phillies 25-man Roster

Embed from Getty Images Ten years ago, Cedric Hunter was selected in the 3rd round of the MLB Draft by the San Diego Padres. At the time, he was considered the Padres’ top prospect, but didn’t make his MLB debut until 2011. After five plate appearances in the majors, Hunter...
Via Philliedelphia
April 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Crash Landing: Cedric Hunter and Perseverance

Five years ago this Saturday an 18-year-old Bryce Harper played the third regular season game of his minor league career, 19-year-old Mike Trout played his third ever game in Double-A, and 23-year-old Cedric Hunter made the last major league appearance of his career… until today. After a five year hiatus almost to the day, Cedric Hunter is about to return to the major leagues and...
Via Crashburn Alley
April 04, 2016

Hunter hoping for elusive second shot at bigs

Cedric Hunter very much remembers his first and only big league moment. It happened in the bottom of the sixth inning on April 5, 2011, at Petco Park. Hunter stepped into the batter's box as a pinch-hitter against Giants right-hander Guillermo Mota, who threw him a first-pitch sinker. Hunter laced the 92-mph pitch into center field for his first Major League hit in his third Major League game.
March 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Phillies' late rally caps comeback victory over Rays

Phillies non-roster invitee outfielder Cedric Hunter in the on-deck circle during the top of the second inning at Charlotte Sports Park in Port Charlotte, Florida, on Tuesday, March 15, 2016. (Photo: Brandon Apter/Philliedelphia) By: Matt Rappa, managing editor Final: Phillies 5, Rays 2 ❖ Attendance: 6,382 PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. —...
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March 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Phils walk-off in dramatic fashion with Hunter blast

On Friday in Clearwater, the Phillies blew a sizable lead, walking six batters in the 8th and 9th innings combined, but did not quit and held on to lock down a shocking win over the Braves by a score of 12-11. Early on, third baseman Maikel Franco was the top offensive performer for the Phils, as he went 2-for-3 with a home run and four RBI. The strong effort takes Franco’s spring...
Via Phillies Nation
March 04, 2016  |  Discuss

After bullpen meltdown, Cedric Hunter belts 3-run walk-off winner for Phillies

The Phillies let a 9-2 lead after four slip in the final two innings as Luis Garcia, Hector Neris and Edubray Ramos allowed eight runs to give the Braves an 11-9 win on Friday afternoon.
Via Philliedelphia
March 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Phillies sign outfielder Cedric Hunter to minor league deal with invite to big league camp

Embed from Getty Images Brandon Apter (@bapter23), Publishing Editor The Phillies have been relatively quiet since the Ken Giles trade and the Rule 5 draft, but today they added to their offensive depth in their system, signing 27-year-old outfielder Cedric Hunter to a minor league deal with an invitation to...
Via Philliedelphia
January 04, 2016  |  Discuss

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