Ex-Met Cedeņo headed to Cards

January, 28, 2013
1/28/13
3:21
PM ET
Ronny Cedeņo is signing with the St. Louis Cardinals, according to multiple reports.

Cedeņo was displeased with his agents last year because he wanted to be a starter, not a backup, so he had no intention of re-signing with the Mets.

Former Oakland Athletics infielder Brandon Hicks is projected to serve as the backup shortstop to Ruben Tejada on Opening Day with the Mets. Omar Quintanilla would serve as the primary competition for that roster spot, although Hicks has a clear advantage in part because he is the one on the 40-man roster.

If Justin Turner is considered an outfielder, that frees room for both Hicks and Quintanilla to be with the Mets in April.
Adam Rubin has covered the Mets since 2003. He's a graduate of Mepham High School on Long Island and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He joined ESPNNewYork after spending 10 years at the New York Daily News.
Follow Adam on Twitter »  Chat archive »

SPONSORED HEADLINES

Comments

You must be signed in to post a comment

Already have an account?

TEAM LEADERS

WINS LEADER
Bartolo Colon
WINS ERA SO IP
15 4.09 151 202
OTHER LEADERS
BAD. Murphy .289
HRL. Duda 30
RBIL. Duda 92
RD. Murphy 79
OPSL. Duda .830
ERAJ. Niese 3.40
SOZ. Wheeler 187