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The Rays still could be a surprise contender, if everything goes right

News flash: The Rays are trying. Still trying, in fact.The trade of second baseman Logan Forsythe to the Dodgers irritated franchise third baseman Evan Longoria, but the Rays actually have done more adding than subtracting this offseason, and they aren’t finished yet.The Rays, not the Dodgers, had the high bid for free agent Sergio Romo, according to major-league sources; the former...
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12 days ago

Rays, Cedeno reportedly avoid arbitration

The Rays and left-hander Xavier Cedeno have avoided arbitration and settled on a $1.3 million contract for 2017, according to a report from MLB Network Insider Jon Heyman on Friday. The club has not confirmed the report.
January 13, 2017

Rays not rushing Cedeno's return to action

Xavier Cedeno (neck tightness) threw on Monday, but the left-hander's progress remains slow, casting doubts about whether he will pitch again this season.
September 13, 2016

Detroit Tigers trade rumors: Xavier Cedeno edition

The Detroit Tigers currently sit over .500 and well within reach of earning a playoff spot by the end of the season. Given their position in the standings, the team should plan on being buyers at the July 31 Trade Deadline this year, rather than sellers like they were last year. While there are not major upgrades needed, there is always room for improvement and pitching and defense...
June 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Rays looking for ways to 'lengthen out bullpen'

Alex Colome, Erasmo Ramirez and Xavier Cedeno have been lights-out for Tampa Bay, but they're also getting worked really hard -- a fact that's not lost on Rays manager Kevin Cash.
June 11, 2016

Xavier Cedeno improved by simplifying his approach

Pitching Coach Jim Hickey likely simplified Cedeno's approach, leading to a drastic improvement in his overall game. Is he more than just a LOOGY now? The Tampa Bay Rays acquired LHP Xavier Cedeno on April 27, 2015 from the Dodgers for cash considerations after a slew of injuries necessitated a trade for a lefty reliever. Despite not having a ton of success at the major league level...
Via DRaysBay
March 24, 2016

Rays add Cedeno to roster, designate Teaford for assignment

NEW YORK (AP) -- The Tampa Bay Rays have added Xavier Cedeno to their 25-man roster, a day after acquiring the left-hander from the Los Angeles Dodgers for cash. Manager Kevin Cash said Tuesday before the Rays faced the New York Yankees he won't use Cedeno too heavily at first because the pitcher had a long week. He was traded from Washington to the Dodgers for cash on April 22 after...
Via Associated Press
April 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Rays acquire lefty Xavier Cedeno from Dodgers for cash

NEW YORK (AP) The Tampa Bay Rays have acquired left-hander Xavier Cedeno from the Los Angeles Dodgers for cash. To make room for Cedeno on the 40-man roster the Rays transferred catcher John Jaso to the 60-day disabled list Monday with a bruised left wrist. Rays manager Kevin Cash said before the Rays opened a three-game series at Yankee Stadium that Cedeno wouldn't join the team...
Via Associated Press
April 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Dodgers @ Padres April 24, 2015: So Much For Xavier Cedeno

I’m starting to get the feeling that we’re never going to have a game thread this year that doesn’t include at least one roster move. Hang on, I just DFA’d Dustin. Sorry, Dustin. Hope you clear waivers. Dodgers Padres 7:10 p.m. San Diego, Ca. SS Rollins CF Myers RF Puig 2B Spangenberg 1B Gonzalez...
Via Dodgers Digest
April 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Nationals trade Cedeno to Dodgers

WASHINGTON (AP) The Washington Nationals traded left-handed pitcher Xavier Cedeno to the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday for cash. Washington announced the move before its game with the St. Louis Cardinals. The 28-year old Cedeno has pitched in 25 games with the Nationals over the past three years with no record and a 3.38 ERA in 16 innings. The team designated Cedeno for assignment on April 14.
Via Associated Press
April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

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