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Phillies trade Ronny Cedeno to the Diamondbacks for Raywilly Gomez

Jun 29, 2014, 6:05 PM EDT

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The Phillies have traded shortstop Ronny Cedeno to the Diamondbacks in exchange for catcher Raywilly Gomez, Jack Magruder of FOX Sports Arizona reports. Cedeno was outrighted to Triple-A by the Phillies on Saturday to make room for Sean O’Sullivan, who started the nightcap of the doubleheader against the Braves.

Cedeno, 31, played seven games for the Phillies at the major league level, going hitless with two strikeouts in nine plate appearances. With Triple-A Lehigh Valley, Cedeno slashed .286/.327/.367. He will report to Triple-A Reno and serve as infield depth with the Diamondbacks recently losing Chris Owings to a shoulder injury.

Gomez, 24, slashed .273/.355/.360 as the catcher for Double-A Mobile. The Phillies are in need of catching depth at the minor league level, having lost both Carlos Ruiz and Wil Nieves to injuries recently.

  1. 6superbowls - Jun 29, 2014 at 6:11 PM

    Phillies actually signed Cedano this year? Who’s running this ball club? Paul Holmgren?

    • toodrunktotastethischicken - Jun 29, 2014 at 8:33 PM

      Minor league deal, basically paid him pennies. And they turned that into young catching depth so it wasn’t a total wash.

  2. mungman69 - Jun 29, 2014 at 6:35 PM

    Now that’s a huge trade. Both players will be on the Today Show.

  3. tigerprez - Jun 29, 2014 at 6:37 PM

    It sounds like this is about as close as the Phils are going to get to a firesale this year, since trading Ronny Cedeno should have no effect on ticket sales.

  4. corky2141 - Jun 29, 2014 at 7:35 PM

    Not that it matters since he got traded and all, but why would they outright him to AAA to bring up a pitcher for a doubleheader? Did the phillies (RAJ) not know or use the rule of a 26th player for doubleheaders or did they use it on someone who sat on the bench?

    • Bill Baer - Jun 29, 2014 at 8:00 PM

      The Phillies called up reliever Luis Garcia as the 26th man. Sent him back down to Triple-A after.

  5. luz56 - Jun 29, 2014 at 7:41 PM

    Just what we need in AZ….

    • proudlycanadian - Jun 29, 2014 at 8:15 PM

      Aaron Hill is probably going to be traded for prospects.

      • paperlions - Jun 29, 2014 at 8:28 PM

        Aaron Hill is owed $30M over the next 2 1/2 years. Arizona is going to have to pick up a big chunk of that is they want anything in return.

      • proudlycanadian - Jun 29, 2014 at 9:16 PM

        That contract is tradable as long as they are willing to take back a contract for somewhere between $10 and $15 million.

      • paperlions - Jun 30, 2014 at 8:00 AM

        That’s no different than eating 1/3 to 1/2 of it. If Hill was waived, no one would claim him. The point is that they aren’t getting any prospects for him….even is his contract was reasonable, he’s a 32 yr old 2B that has had a couple of good seasons the last 5 years and is currently horrible, they wouldn’t get a decent prospect for him if the D-Backs picked up all of his contract.

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