Padres sign SS Ronny Cedeno

Updated: August 3, 2013, 9:44 PM ET
Associated Press

SAN DIEGO -- The San Diego Padres signed shortstop Ronny Cedeno to a minor league contract Saturday because All-Star Everth Cabrera is facing a 50-game suspension by Major League Baseball as part of its investigation of the Biogenesis drug clinic.

"He was signed for that possibility, yes," general manager Josh Byrnes said.

Cedeno was scheduled to be in the lineup for Double-A Lake Elsinore on Saturday night.

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