Showing posts with label Ronny Cedeno. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Ronny Cedeno. Show all posts

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Backup Infielders dwindle as Izturis and Cedeno sign deals

The New York Mets are still looking for backup infielders and the crop just got smaller. As INF Ronny Cedeno signed with the Phillies and INF Cesar Izturis signed with the Astros. The Mets had interest with Izturis as they meet him in the winter meetings... Justin Turner still out there, but the Mets do not seem to want him back.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Mets News and Notes: Francisco, Cedeno, Tejada, Wheeler, Flores

Mets News and Notes:

Frank Francisco tells Mike Puma in the Post about the Yankees: "I can't wait to strike out those chickens. I want to strike out the side against them. I've done it before." Francisco, pressed about the poultry reference, added: "I think I've said too much already."

Ronny Cedeño is expected to rejoin the Mets for Friday's Subway Series opener after a week-long rehab assignment with Triple-A Buffalo.  

Ruben Tejada (1-for-4, RBI) played a second straight game at shortstop with Buffalo on Thursday, and is expected to remain with the Bisons for a little longer.

The Mets will have a pair of representatives in the July 8 Futures Game in Kansas City, as All-Star festivities begin -- right-hander Zack Wheeler and third baseman Wilmer Flores. The game will be televised by ESPN2 at 5 p.m. ET.

Wheeler, acquired at least year's trading deadline, is 6-3 with a 1.88 ERA in 12 starts for Double-A Binghamton.

Flores, 20, just has been promoted to the B-Mets. He hit .289 with 10 homers and 42 RBIs for Class A St. Lucie.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Mets News and Notes: Bay, Tejada, Cedeno, Harvey, Mejia, Cecchini, Plawecki

Some Mets News and Notes:

Jason Bay underwent an MRI and a second day of exams by doctors Tuesday as they try to gauge the extent of his most recent concussion.

Ruben Tejada (quadriceps) went 0-for-4 while playing a second straight full game at shortstop for Class A St. Lucie. Tejada is expected to move to Triple-A Buffalo on Thursday.

Ronny Cedeño made a fifth straight start for Buffalo on Tuesday, going 1-for-5 with an RBI. He is expected to be activated from the DL on Friday, for the Subway Series opener against the Yankees.

The returns of Tejada and Cedeño will set up interesting decisions for the Mets roster-wise. Quintanilla is out of options and must be exposed to waivers before being sent to Buffalo, and organization officials have been skeptical he would get through, perhaps preserving his spot. Valdespin, though, has started to pick up his play. (He is unlikely to start today against the southpaw Matusz.) Vinny Rottino also is on the 25-man roster.

Matt Harvey limited Norfolk to one run on six hits and two walks while striking out seven in six innings and Jenrry Mejia contributed two scoreless relief innings in his third appearance since a conversion to relief as Buffalo beat the Tides, 6-1. First-round picks Gavin Cecchini (0-for-3, two walks) with Kingsport and Kevin Plawecki (0-for-4, HBP) with Brooklyn made their pro debuts.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Injury Updates: Cedeno, Tejada

Ronny Cedeño is due to play shortstop for a second straight game with Triple-A Buffalo on Friday night, and Terry Collins is eyeing the middle of the week (potentially Wednesday) when the Mets face Baltimore left-hander Brian Matusz for Cedeño's activation from the disabled list.

Cedeño has been on the DL since May 27 with a left calf strain.

Meanwhile , Ruben Tejada (quadriceps) is further away from a return. Collins said Tejada ran in a straight line Friday in Port St. Lucie, Fla.

The hope is to have Tejada begin a rehab assignment Monday.

Tejada's last attempt to play for Triple-A Buffalo was abandoned when he felt an issue with the quadriceps and pulled himself from a June 5 game.

Source: ESPN

Saturday, June 09, 2012

Mets News and Notes: Ramirez, Rauch, Bay, Hairston, Young, Beato, Satin, Quintanilla, Tejada, Cedeno

Mets News and Notes:

Rookie Elvin Ramirez could not limit the damage after Santana departed. Ramirez, making his third major league appearance, walked four and was charged with three runs in 1 2/3 innings. The Mets' lone run came with two outs in the ninth inning against ex-teammate Ryota Igarashi.

Jon Rauch rejoined the Mets bullpen after skipping the series in D.C. to allow the inflammation in his "debris"-littered right elbow to calm. He entered with the Mets trailing by nine runs in the eighth and tossed a scoreless frame that included one bloop hit. Rauch said he took anti-inflammatory medication while remaining behind in New York. He assigned the root of the issue to bones grating with each other and irritating a nerve. He told reporters surgery will not be necessary.

Jason Bay, scratched from Thursday's lineup because of nausea he blamed on antibiotics being taken for a sinus infection, made his first appearance with the Mets since April 23 in the series opener. Bay started in left field and batted seventh. He went 0-for-3 with a strikeout. Lucas Duda served as the DH.

Scott Hairston, who entered Wednesday's starting lineup after Bay was scratched, started a second straight game against a right-hander over odd-man-out Andres Torres. The current outfield crunch is not as severe as it will be next Friday, when the Mets return to National League play at home against Cincinnati and lose the DH. At that point, Duda could shift to first base and Ike Davis could be vulnerable. Davis went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts in the opener against the Yankees.

Former hitting coach Howard Johnson (@20Hojo) tweeted about Davis: "Ike's reputation of questioning umpires on every strike is coming back to haunt him...anything close goes against him..."

Monday, May 28, 2012

Injury Updates: Tejada, Cedeno, Thole, Young, Batista

Ruben Tejada has been out since straining the quad running to first base on May 6.

He attempted some baserunning Friday that went “so-so,” Terry Collins said, then adding “it’s not a setback.”

“He still has some point tenderness in the thigh so it has not changed,” the manager said. “When he runs the bases he said he was still uncomfortable, so they slowed him down.”

Collins said Friday that when Tejada is able to come off the DL, he will return as the starting shortstop because the club needs his hitting (he was batting .305).

But when asked about the level of concern, he said, “It didn’t heal as fast as I had hoped but that’s what every manager wants – a guy to get well fast. Anytime you have a strained muscle it may take three weeks. We were hoping we’d get him back faster but it looks like it’s going to have to run the course.”

Though the Mets don’t want him running, Tejada has been taking infield and will play DH in an extended spring training game on Monday.

Ronny Cedeno came out of Saturday’s game after drawing a walk in the eighth inning, feeling a cramp in the calf. He got treatment Sunday. Of the severity of the pain he said, “I don’t feel anything (serious). After the cramp, my calf feels sore.”

Right hander Chris Young makes his fourth minor league start on Thursday for Triple-A Buffalo as he works back from last May’s shoulder surgery . . .

Catcher Josh Thole, on the 7-day DL with a concussion since May 8, will be behind the plate in an extended spring training game on Monday. . . .

Righthander Miguel Batista, on the 15-day DL with a lower back strain, will begin a minor league rehab assignment Tuesday.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Mets Ronny Cedeno will be activated before Tonight's Game

According to Adam Rubin of ESPN NY, Ronny Cedeno is being activated and will be in the lineup for Friday night's series opener, team officials said.

Rubin says Cedeno was taking early batting practice at new Marlins Park with teammates at 2:30 p.m.

Cedeno went 0-for-4 and played a full game at shortstop Thursday night for Class A St. Lucie.

Terry Collins has said he would use Cedeno regularly at shortstop until Ruben Tejada returned from the DL.

Cedeno last played April 20. He went on the DL with a side-muscle strain.

The Mets have yet to announce a corresponding move, but Collins said in Philly that it would be difficult for Jordany Valdespin to survive Cedeno's activation.


Here are some Mets News and Notes:

STREAK AT FIVE: The Mets have won five in a row following a season-high four-game losing streak...The five-game winning streak is the longest active current streak in the majors and is the longest since the club won five straight from July 25-29, 2011.

SHOOTING FOR SIX: The Mets aim for their sixth straight win of the year tonight ...It would be New York’s longest winning streak since they also rattled off six consecutive wins from April 21-27, 2011...The last time the Mets were six games over .500 was after beating the Giants 4-3 in 10 innings in San Francisco on July 18, 2010 (49-43).

8,000 GAMES: The Mets will play their 8,000th regular season game in team history tonight...New York is 3,829-4,162 with eight ties all-time.

NEW BALLPARKS: The Mets will play their first game at Marlins Park tonight…Since 2000, the Mets are 7-6 in their first game in a new ballpark…New York posted victories in its very first game in new facilities in Houston (2000), Pittsburgh (2001), Cincinnati (2003), Philadelphia (2004), St. Louis (2006), Detroit (2007), and Washington’s Nationals Park (2008), while losing its first game at San Francisco (2000), Milwaukee (2001), San Diego (2004), Washington’s RFK Stadium (2005), and falling in its first game at Citi Field and the new Yankee Stadium...New York went 74-72 in the Marlins old ballpark.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Mets will use Taxi-Squad of Valdespin and Hefner, Cedeno expected to Hit DL

According to Adam Rubin of ESPN NY,  Ronny Cedeno is expected to land on the disabled list before today's doubleheader.

Middle infielder (and now center fielder) Jordany Valdespin as well as right-hander Jeremy Hefner are due to be at Citi Field as part of a taxi squad. They are allowed to be with the team for 24 hours without being activated.

The expectation is Hefner would be activated to back up Miguel Batista. Then the Mets can add Valdespin in that spot after getting through the doubleheader.

The taxi squad is new under the collective bargaining agreement. Josh Satin similarly was brought to Philly last road trip without being activated because of uncertainty about David Wright's pinkie. No injury uncertainty needs to exist, though. Any taxi squad player just needs to leave the following day if he's not joining the 25-man roster.

Valdespin, 24, was hitting .276 with two homers and seven RBIs in 76 at-bats with Triple-A Buffalo. He has appeared in center field -- a new position for him in the Mets organization -- in 14 of his 17 games.

Friday, January 06, 2012

Mets agree to terms with Ronny Cedeno

A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that shortstop Ronny Cedeno and the New York Mets have agreed to a one-year, $1.15 million contract.

The person spoke on condition of anonymity Friday because the deal, which also includes performance bonuses, is subject to a physical.

Cedeno, who turns 29 next month, hit .249 with two homers and 32 RBIs last year for the Pittsburgh Pirates. He figures to back up Ruben Tejada following the departure of All-Star Jose Reyes, who agreed to a six-year, $106 million deal with the Miami Marlins.

Ronny Cedeno close to signing with the Mets?

The Mets and free agent shortstop Ronny Cedeno have reached a critical point in their negotiations, according to Adam Rubin of ESPN NY, they haven't agreed to a deal yet, but there could be a verdict soon, Rubin reports.

Andy McCullough of the Star Ledger tweets that the sides are nearing a deal and that Cedeno is still considering his options.

The Mets seek infield depth behind Ruben Tejada and have been linked to free agents such as Cedeno, Jack Wilson and Ryan Theriot.

The Pirates declined Cedeno's option earlier this offseason, after he posted a .249/.297/.339 line in 454 plate appearances. The Red Sox and Pirates were also linked to Cedeno earlier this offseason.


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Thursday, January 05, 2012

Mets looking to fill backup infielder role

According to Jon Heyman of, The Mets are very interested in looking to add a backup infielder to their payroll.

Heyman says the Mets like Ryan Theriot, Jack Wilson, and Ronny Cedeno as candidates.

My favorite is Theriot because of what I seen of him when he played in for the Cubs and some last year with the Cards.. He has fire and grit and I think if Theriot can get some AB's, the Mets will get their money's worth. He is a leader type that the Mets are lacking in their clubhouse.
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