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Phillies calling up Ronny Cedeno

Jun 6, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

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Journeyman infielder Ronny Cedeno, who signed a minor-league deal with Philadelphia and then re-signed after being released during spring training, is now on his way to the majors to join the Phillies’ roster.

Cedeno hit just .286 with one homer and a .694 OPS in 42 games at Triple-A, but he’s been on fire recently and the Phillies simply wanted some veteran bench depth behind middle infield starters Jimmy Rollins and Chase Utley.

He last played in the majors with the Astros and Padres last season, hitting .242 with three homers and a .617 OPS in 89 games, and the 31-year-old Cedeno is a career .246 hitter with a .644 OPS in nine seasons.

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  1. sabathiawouldbegoodattheeighthtoo - Jun 6, 2014 at 10:25 AM

    First Marquis, new Cedeno. Perhaps Vlad retired a couple of month too soon…

  2. tfbuckfutter - Jun 6, 2014 at 10:26 AM

    He’s only 31?

    RAJ is going to be super pissed when he realizes he didn’t sign Roger.

  3. parklayneplayas - Jun 6, 2014 at 10:57 AM

    Or Cesar.

    • phillies816 - Jun 6, 2014 at 1:30 PM

      Julius? He’s the right age for this team

  4. rugdaniels - Jun 6, 2014 at 11:26 AM

    There’s no such thing as “just” a .286 average with the Phillies, .286 is practically Ted Williams territory for that lineup.

  5. deathmonkey41 - Jun 6, 2014 at 1:22 PM

    Season. Saved.

  6. phillies816 - Jun 6, 2014 at 1:33 PM

    Ronnie Cedeno? Boy that sure will put some asses in seats. The season is dead already but do they throw us bone and bring up someone people would be excited to see like Maikel Franco? Nope. They bring up a never was and never will be. If Amaro isn’t fired at the end of this season I’m out

  7. bolweevils2 - Jun 6, 2014 at 3:53 PM

    Actually, would he be any worse than playing Brignac at third?

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