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Phillies sign Ronny Cedeno

Jan 13, 2014, 1:13 PM EDT

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Journeyman infielder Ronny Cedeno has agreed to a minor-league contract with the Phillies, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com.

Cedeno split last season between the Astros and Padres, hitting .242 with three homers and a .617 OPS in 89 games for a disappointing follow-up to a very solid 2012 season with the Mets.

At age 31 he’ll compete for a bench gig behind middle infield starters Jimmy Rollins and Chase Utley.

  1. spudchukar - Jan 13, 2014 at 1:18 PM

    To make his 2013 season read even worse, he started in Spring Training with the Cards but was beaten out of a job by the Kozma/Descalso tandem.

    • 78mu - Jan 14, 2014 at 12:28 AM

      Even his dog didn’t want to be seen with him.

      Can a dog bark “Pete Kozma! Really?”

  2. deathmonkey41 - Jan 13, 2014 at 1:32 PM

    Michael Martinez fears him not.

  3. xdj511 - Jan 13, 2014 at 1:40 PM

    Kind of surprised when I saw that he was only 31… feel like he’s been around for a long time.

    But… doesn’t this make him a little young for the Phillies?

  4. spudchukar - Jan 13, 2014 at 1:45 PM

    Pretty sure the bottom of the barrel can be clearly seen.

    • themanytoolsofignorance - Jan 13, 2014 at 4:16 PM

      Do you see Chone Figgins there?

  5. nymets4ever - Jan 13, 2014 at 1:48 PM

    Say what you will, but the guy’s an impeccable dresser. Whether playing or not, he always shows up to the game with the jersey fully buttoned (none of this ridiculous Mike Napoli/Jonny Gomes stuff that’s become trendy around the league), stirrups, team-colored laces, etc.

  6. musketmaniac - Jan 13, 2014 at 2:16 PM

    you can do a lot worse than Ronnie for a utility infielder. and he is good for the clubhouse

  7. jkaflagg - Jan 14, 2014 at 12:54 AM

    Cedeno hit shockingly well in San Diego, which surprised everyone….In Houston, they were looking for a stopgap shortstop after Tyler Greene failed in spring training, and just wanted someone to make the routine plays; but that was one area Cedeno struggled with, and Houston eventually decided they had nothing to lose in bringing up talented but erratic Jonathan Villar.

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