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With a suspension for Everth Cabrera looming, the Padres sign infielder Ronny Cedeno

Aug 3, 2013, 5:00 PM EDT

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Corey Brock of passes along word that the Padres have signed infielder Ronny Cedeno to a minor league contract. He’s scheduled to report to High-A Lake Elsinore tonight.

Everth Cabrera is one of a handful of players expected to be suspended for ties to Biogenesis and PEDs, so it appears that the Padres are getting an insurance policy in place. Cedeno would give them another option to play shortstop alongside Alexi Amarista and Logan Forsythe.

Cedeno was released by the Astros last week after batting .220/.260/.298 with one home run and 12 RBI in 155 plate appearances this season. The 30-year-old has a .245 batting average and .641 OPS over nine seasons in the majors.

  1. lazlosother - Aug 3, 2013 at 5:12 PM

    So how does a 30 year old with that slash line get nine seasons in the majors? He must be extraordinary with the glove, no?

    • yahmule - Aug 3, 2013 at 7:03 PM

      What’s more surprising is he’s averaging over 300 plate appearances a season.

  2. Walk - Aug 3, 2013 at 10:05 PM

    I got another surprising one, someone signed a player that the ‘stros cut for the second time this year. There might be others but I can only recall rick ankiel and the mets outfield was a mess at the time.

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