Padres call up INF Cedeno

Updated: August 6, 2013

San Diego, CA (Sports Network) – The San Diego Padres selected the contract of
veteran infielder Ronny Cedeno from Single-A Lake Elsinore Tuesday.

The move comes just one day after All-Star shortstop Everth Cabrera was
slapped with a 50-game suspension for his connection to Biogenesis of America,
the now-closed South Florida anti-aging clinic accused of supplying
performance-enhancing substances.

Cedeno signed a minor-league contract with the Padres on Aug. 2 and played in
two games at Lake Elsinore, going 1-for-8 with a double, a run scored and two

The 30-year-old Cedeno started the season in Houston, where he batted .220
with one home run and 12 RBI in 51 games before being designated for
assignment on July 22.

The native of Venezuela has hit .245 with 114 doubles, 38 home runs, 230 RBI
and 253 runs scored in 830 games played over parts of nine seasons with the
Chicago Cubs, Seattle Mariners, Pittsburgh Pirates, New York Mets and Astros.