Mon, 09 May 2016 16:22:00 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays RP Alex Colome is unlikely to be available in a save situation after working three straight days and four of the last five days. RPs Erasmo Ramirez and Xavier Cedeno could be options in the ninth inning.
Fantasy Tip: Colome has been excellent in the ninth-inning role with Brad Boxberger injured to begin the season. Colome has a 2.08 ERA, 11.1 K/9 and nine saves, and he has made a case to remain in the role even when Boxberger is healthy. That'd considerably raise his standing as a closer, but it's uncertain how the Rays will treat the situation. Keep Boxberger stashed everywhere until we know more.
Thu, 28 Jan 2016 16:26:28 -0800
Tampa Bay Rays RP Brad Boxberger is now Tampa's sole closer after they traded RP Jake McGee to the Colorado Rockies Thursday, Jan. 28. RPs Xavier Cedeno and Enny Romero are the only left-handers in the bullpen now, alongside right-handed RPs Alex Colome, Steven Geltz, Danny Farquhar and Andrew Bellatti.
Fantasy Tip: Boxberger struggled in the second half last year, but now he has much more leeway and rope as Tampa's ninth-inning closer. The right-hander had a 3.71 ERA last year and a career-high 41 saves.
Thu, 20 Aug 2015 15:37:24 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays manager Kevin Cash said he will play the matchups with both RPs Brad Boxberger and Jake McGee (knee) out Thursday, Aug. 20. RPs Alex Colome, Steven Geltz, Xavier Cedeno or Brandon Gomes could all pitch either the eighth or ninth innings.
Fantasy Tip: McGee is having surgery and is likely done for the rest of this year, which gives Boxberger more rope as the team's closer. Boxberger has struggled of late. If you're speculating, Geltz may be your best bet in deeper leagues in case Tampa goes in another direction.
Fri, 19 Sep 2014 16:15:32 -0700
Washington Nationals RP Rafael Soriano will have his playoff fate decided in the next 10 days after RP Drew Storen has locked down the closer's role. Soriano is feeling more comfortable with his setup role and said he'd be ready for the playoffs after a few more games. Soriano preserved a four-run lead with a perfect ninth inning Thursday, Sept. 18. The team's final relief spot for the postseason will likely come down to Soriano and RPs Jerry Blevins, Xavier Cedeno and Blake Treinen. Manager Matt Williams still believes in Soriano.
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 12:56:47 -0700
The Washington Nationals recalled RP Aaron Barrett, SP Xavier Cedeno, C Sandy Leon, OF Tyler Moore and SP Blake Treinen from Triple-A Syracuse Monday, Sept. 1.
Sat, 28 Jun 2014 08:05:20 -0700
The Washington Nationals have recalled SPs Xavier Cedeno and Blake Treinen from Triple-A Syracuse. The team also optioned RP Taylor Hill to Triple-A Syracuse.
Fri, 27 Jun 2014 19:59:52 -0700
The Washington Nationals will recall SP Xavier Cedeno from Triple-A Syracuse. The team will also option RP Taylor Hill to Triple-A Syracuse.
Wed, 18 Jun 2014 08:51:07 -0700
The Washington Nationals activated SP Gio Gonzalez (shoulder) from the 15-day disabled list Wednesday, June 18, and optioned RP Xavier Cedeno in a corresponding move.
Fri, 13 Jun 2014 14:30:46 -0700
Washington Nations SP Blake Treinen has been optioned to Triple-A Syracuse, and SP Xavier Cedeno has been recalled Friday, June 13.
Fantasy Tip: Treinen has been optioned so Gio Gonzalez (shoulder) can return to the starting rotation next week.
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 12:03:24 -0700
The Washington Nationals recalled RP Aaron Barrett from the minors Tuesday, April 22, and optioned RP Xavier Cedeno to Triple-A Syracuse in a corresponding move.