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Astros agree to deal with Ronny Cedeno

Mar 23, 2013, 9:05 PM EDT

Ronny Cedeno AP

Released by the St. Louis Cardinals earlier in the week, infielder Ronny Cedeno already has a new home, reports MLB.com’s Brian McTaggart:

Cedeno, 30, will provide some middle infield depth for the Astros, who have yet to see either Tyler Greene or Marwin Gonzalez seize the starting shortstop job. Cedeno has played mostly shortstop in his career, but he can play second.

Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow couldn’t be reached for comment.

The deal is pending a physical.

Cedeno had his best offensive showing last year with the Mets, albeit in a meager 186 trips to the plate. Posting an OPS between .593 and .680 from 2006-11, he finished 2012 with a .741 OPS. Now 30, the Astros are hoping he can provide some stability in the infield on an otherwise young roster.

  1. chill1184 - Mar 23, 2013 at 9:48 PM

    Good pick up by the Astros if his physical checks out

  2. kelshannon19 - Mar 24, 2013 at 12:58 AM

    God

    • Old Gator - Mar 24, 2013 at 12:49 PM

      Rrrright.

  3. hustleandflomax - Mar 24, 2013 at 2:10 PM

    Gawd, Cedeno as a starter is horrendous.

  4. 1943mrmojorisin1971 - Mar 24, 2013 at 2:32 PM

    When I first saw this I read “agree to deal with Cedeno” as the Astros having decided to put up with him. Based on the comments I guess that also makes sense.

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