A new X-factor for the White Sox relief corps?
With their 2018 bullpen still needing to take shape, the White Sox reportedly added another arm to the mix in Xavier Cedeno, a 31-year-old lefty who's played in parts of seven big league seasons.
White Sox sign lefty reliever Xavier Cedeño to minor-league deal, source tells SBN. Was non-tendered by Rays.— Chris Cotillo (@ChrisCotillo) January 27, 2018
The South Side bullpen has plenty of possibilities at the moment. Aaron Bummer, Dylan Covey, Danny Farquhar, Jace Fry, Gregory Infante, Nate Jones and Juan Minaya are all still around from last year's team. And Rick Hahn's front office has done plenty of work in adding relievers already this offseason, bringing in Luis Avilan, Jose Ruiz, Joakim Soria and Thyago Vieira.
That's a lot to choose from.
Cedeno started his pro career when he was drafted by the Colorado Rockies way back in 2004. He's pitched for the Houston Astros, Washington Nationals and most recently the Tampa Bay Rays. He saw just three innings of major league action in 2017 thanks to an April injury, though he has had more significant workloads in the recent past, throwing 41.1 innings in 2016 and 46 innings in 2015.
Cedeno has a career 3.98 ERA with 140 strikeouts in 142.1 innings.