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Cedeño 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.
Ronny Cedeño #13 SSNew York Mets 2012 STATS GM78 HR4 RBI22 R18 OBP.332 AVG.259 Ronny Cedeño is signing with the St. Louis Cardinals, according to multiple reports.