President of baseball operations Theo Epstein said Monday that Cedeno (wrist) is close to beginning a rehab assignment, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Cedeno missed most of spring training with a left wrist injury, but Epstein's comments suggest the reliever has resumed facing hitters again or should within the next few days. The 32-year-old seemingly has a realistic shot of returning from the 10-day injured list at some point in the second half of April.

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