Cedeno agreed to a minor-league deal with the White Sox on Friday that includes an invitation to spring training, Bob Nightengale of USA Today Sports reports. Cedeno will make $1.05 million if he reaches the majors. The southpaw was non-tendered by the Rays in December after appearing in 63 contests with the club the past two years, although he only pitched in nine last season due to a lingering forearm injury. He will provide depth for the White Sox in 2018, but isn't likely to see any time in high-leverage situations even if he's a fixture in the big-league bullpen.
The Rays declined to tender Cedeno a contract for 2018, Steve Carney of Sports Radio 620 WDAE reports. Cedeno missed most of 2017 with a forearm injury and was simply going to be too expensive for the Rays -- he made $1.3 million in his first year of arbitration eligibility. He's proven tough on lefties when healthy (.226/.286/.299) and should land a specialist's role next year provided he avoids any more arm trouble.
Cedeno allowed three earned runs on three hits over a third of an inning in Wednesday's 6-1 loss to the Yankees. After getting an out last Saturday against the Orioles in his return from a five-month-plus absence due to a forearm injury, Cedeno unraveled Wednesday. The 31-year-old southpaw gave up a solo home run to Greg Bird and a two-run shot to Aaron Hicks in a rough sixth inning, resulting in the first instance he's allowed multiple earned runs over nine appearances this season. Considering the amount of time he's missed in 2017, Cedeno is likely to see more work over the season's final days, when he'll hope to erase the memory of Wednesday's unpleasant outing.
Cedeno (forearm) was officially activated from the disabled list Thursday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. The move had been fully expected after Cedeno completed a multi-outing rehab stint by pitching in the Triple-A title game for Durham on Tuesday. The veteran southpaw is likely to see a handful of appearances before the season concludes after having been sidelined since April 21.
Cedeno (forearm) will be activated from the 60-day disabled list Thursday. Cedeno has been sidelined with a forearm injury since April 21 but is set to rejoin the major-league roster after completing his minor-league rehab assignment. He'll likely operate in a low-leverage relief role upon his activation.