by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (5/19/2013) Astros shortstop Ronny Cedeno was scratched from the game at Pittsburgh Sunday, MLB.com reports. Cedeno has a sinus infection and is considered day-to-day.
Cedeno, who is batting .281, is 0 for 6 in the last two games. He has a home run and nine RBI in 57 at-bats.
Ronny Cedeno hits first home run in big day
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (4/24/2013) Astros shortstop Ronny Cedeno turned in a huge performance against the Mariners Wednesday, going 3 for 4 with a single, double and his first home run of the season, a three-run shot off starter Joe Saunders in the fourth inning.
The three-hit game boosted Cedeno's batting average to .333, and his three RBI Wednesday doubled his season total. He has a modest six-game hitting streak while finding intermittent playing time.
Ronny Cedeno returns to shortstop against Rangers
by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com (4/3/2013)Ronny Cedeno will start at shortstop for the Astros Wednesday against Texas, replacing Marwin Gonzalez from Tuesday's lineup, the Houston Chronicle reports.
It's unclear how the playing time split will fall for Cedeno and Gonzalez. As the right-handed hitter of the pair, Cedeno is likely to get most starts against left-handed pitchers. However, Wednesday's opposing starter, Alexi Ogando, is also right-handed, so it doesn't appear Bo Porter will be using a strict platoon.
It looks like Cedeno has the upper hand for playing time right now, but don't be surprised if Porter ends up riding the hot hand as the season goes on.
Ronny Cedeno triples in first game with Astros
by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com (3/24/2013)Ronny Cedeno went 1 for 2 with a triple in his first game Sunday as a member of the Astros. Cedeno is now hitting .303/.378/.485 in 33 spring at-bats.
Cedeno is the front-runner for the shortstop job in Houston. Marwin Gonzalez is in the mix for at-bats but will likely open the season as the backup.
Stay away from Astros' shortstops
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (3/24/2013) Now that we have the news the Astros are moving forward with Ronny Cedeno and Marwin Gonzalez at shortstop, it doesn't exactly stir up a lot of intrigue for Fantasy owners. It would have been better if Tyler Greene ran away with the job because at least he had some untapped offensive potential, but now he's not even going to be on the Astros' roster.
Gonzalez's and Cedeno's strength is defense, so there's not much here for Fantasy owners to see. Neither have great offensive upside and could end up splitting playing time. Both players are desperation AL-only Fantasy options, so continue to look toward better alternatives on Draft Day.
Ronny Cedeno to start for Houston on Sunday
by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com (3/24/2013)Ronny Cedeno will jump right into the starting lineup for his new team, as he is in the Astros' starting lineup for Sunday's spring training game against Miami.
Cedeno is expected to earn the starting job in Houston as the Astros are attempting to trade infielder and former starter Tyler Greene. Marwin Gonzalez is also in the mix for shortstop at-bats in Houston.
Ronny Cedeno officially joins Astros
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (3/24/2013) Looking to bolster the depth of their infield, the Astros signed veteran Ronny Cedeno to a one-year deal on Sunday.
He is expected to split time with Marwin Gonzalez at short for Houston, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Danny Knobler. Cedeno was released by the Cardinals last week after hitting .290 in 16 games during Grapefruit League play.
Astros close to deal with infielder Ronny Cedeno
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (3/23/2013) The Houston Astros are close to a deal with infielder Ronny Cedeno, according to MLB.com. Cedeno hit .290/.371/.419 in 35 plate appearances for the Cardinals this spring before being released this week. He could factor into the Astros' plans at shortstop, with neither Tyler Greene nor Marwin Gonzalez having a good spring.
Cards part ways with Ronny Cedeno
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (3/19/2013) The Cardinals have released infielder Ronny Cedeno, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Cedeno hit .290 with a home run and five RBI in 31 Grapefruit League at-bats.
Manager: Pete Kozma installed at short
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (3/18/2013) After Rafael Furcal required Tommy John surgery last month, Pete Kozma emerged as the leading candidate to replace him as the Cardinals' starting shortstop for the beginning of the season. Manager Mike Matheny confirmed that thinking Monday and tapped the 24-year-old as the starter over Ronny Cedeno, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
The light-hitting Kozma, a former first-round draft pick, is carrying a .341 batting average while driving in seven runs during Grapefruit League play. He owns a .303 career average over two major-league seasons, but has struck out (23) in more than half of his games played (42).
Cedeno could start opening day
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (3/3/2013) The Cardinals are unsure if Rafael Furcal's injured elbow will be healed by opening day and would likely split time at shortstop with Ronny Cedeno and Pete Kozma if Furcal isn't ready, reports the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Sunday. Cedeno has gone 2 for 12 (.167) thus far this spring with one RBI.
Cedeno signs with Cardinals
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (1/28/2013) The Cardinals announced they signed infielder Ronny Cedeno to a one-year deal Monday.