Sunday, March 18, 2012

Xavier Cedeno impressing Astros

What with Sergio Escalona's elbow not cooperating, the Astros are looking at alternatives for the LH reliever role. Enter Xavier Cedeno.

"It's nice to see him come in and face some pretty good hitters. He was able to throw strikes with all his pitches from different angles. I think that was the big thing for him."

Brett Gardner flew out struck out, Curtis Granderson flew out, and Robinson Cano struck out in the 4th inning against Cedeno yesterday.

Cedeno had been a full-time starter in the minors from when his pro career started in 2005 until 2009, when he appeared in a career-high 44 games and was injured, didn't play in 2010. He started 19 of 23 games for Corpus in 2011, and three of 12 for OKC before having a miserable 1.2IP for Houston at the end of 2011.


Anonymous said...

Gardner struck out against him.

Anonymous said...

Actually was not injuredi in 2010. He was released from the Rockies after Spring Training and couldn't find another place to play until Houston signed him during Winter Ball.

Astros County said...

All has been fixed. Clearly we're in Spring Training mode here at AC.