Tue, 04 Mar 2014 12:58:00 -0800
Washington Nationals RP Mike Gonzalez will earn $1.5 million if he's on the major league roster and can make another $750,000 in performance bonuses, according to a person familiar with the contract. Gonzalez could compete with RP Xavier Cedeno to be the second left-hander in the bullpen.
Mon, 17 Feb 2014 18:53:11 -0800
Washington Nationals RP Xavier Cedeno has a chance to be one of the left-handed pitchers out of the bullpen. Last season, manager Davey Johnson did not have a lefty specialist he could trust until Cedeno arrived as a September call-up. Minor league field coordinator Tony Beasley, who was the manager of Triple-A Syracuse last season, persuaded Johnson to use Cedeno in important situations down the stretch, and he allowed just one run in 4 2/3 innings for the Nationals. Beasley stressed that Cedeno has a slider to get people out. "I felt comfortable enough talking to Davey to bring it up," Beasley said. "Davey said he didn't have a good lefty. He opened the door for me to talk about X."
Tue, 03 Sep 2013 12:44:39 -0700
The Washington Nationals recalled INF Zach Walters, OF Eury Perez, OF Corey Brown, INF Jeff Kobernus and P Xavier Cedeno from the minors Tuesday, Sept. 3.
Fri, 23 Aug 2013 13:38:21 -0700
The Washington Nationals recalled C Jhonatan Solano and RP Xavier Cedeno from Triple-A Syracuse Friday, Aug. 23.
Sun, 04 Aug 2013 12:21:27 -0700
The Washington Nationals have placed P Ross Ohlendorf (shoulder) on the 15-day disabled list because of right shoulder inflammation. The move is retroactive to Thursday, Aug. 1. In a corresponding move, P Xavier Cedeno has been recalled from Triple-A Syracuse.
Mon, 17 Jun 2013 12:06:06 -0700
The Washington Nationals optioned P Xavier Cedeno to Triple-A Syracuse Sunday, June 16.
Thu, 13 Jun 2013 12:45:43 -0700
The Washington Nationals likely will send SP Xavier Cedeno down Triple-A Syracuse when they activate SP Stephen Strasburg (lat) from the 15-day disabled list.
Thu, 06 Jun 2013 12:24:21 -0700
The Washington Nationals officially placed SP Stephen Strasburg (lat) on the 15-day disabled list Thursday, June 6, and recalled RP Xavier Cedeno from the minors in a corresponding move.
Fantasy Tip: Cedeno is likely to only be on the roster for a few days until the team recalls a pitcher, probably Ross Ohlendorf, to take Strasburg's start Saturday against the Minnesota Twins.
Wed, 29 May 2013 11:39:23 -0700
The Washington Nationals recalled P Nathan Karns from the minors Tuesday, May 28, and optioned P Xavier Cedeno in a corresponding move.
Sun, 26 May 2013 18:05:33 -0700
Updating a previous report, the Washington Nationals placed SP Ross Detwiler (oblique) on the 15-day disabled list Sunday, May 26, due to his strained right oblique. The move is retroactive to May 16, and the team expects him to miss another week. P Xavier Cedeno will come up from the minors to take Detwiler's roster spot.
Fantasy Tip: Detwiler's next scheduled start is expected to come Sunday, June 2, against the Atlanta Braves. Keep him reserved in the upcoming week in all fantasy leagues. If he does indeed return June 2, and makes it through that outing without aggravating his injury, activate and use him as you normally would.