Feb 18, 2014; Clearwater, FL, USA; Philadelphia Phillies pitcher A.J. Burnett (34) speaks with infielder Ronny Cedeno (7) during spring training at Bright House Field. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

Diamondbacks add infield depth, acquire Ronny Cedeno

On Sunday, the Diamondbacks placed Rookie of the Year candidate Chris Owings on the 15 day disabled list calling up SS Nick Ahmed who made his major league debut on Sunday. Knowing this news, the Snakes wanted to add some depth in the infield and they did just that acquiring veteran infielder Ronny Cedeno from the Phillies in exchange for minor league catcher Raywilly Gomez.

Cedeno was outrighted by Philadelphia on Saturday and played seven games with the club, going hitless in nine at bats. Cedeno was a top prospect when he was drafted but hasn’t really panned out that way. He is a career .245 hitter and has bounced around throughout his 10 big league seasons. He has played for Chicago Cubs, Seattle Mariners, Pittsburgh Pirates, New York Mets, Houston Astros, San Diego Padres, and the Phillies. According to Steve Gilbert of MLB.com, Cedeno will report to Reno.

Gomez has spent his entire minor league career in Arizona’s system. He is batting .273 with three home runs and 22 RBI’s this season with Double A Mobile.


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