Sergio Santos was able to opt out of his minor-league contract with the Dodgers May 1. (Associated Press photo)
SAN DIEGO — Xavier Cedeno, like Daniel Corcino, Ryan Dennick, Ryan Webb and David Huff before him, did not last long on the Dodgers’ 40-man roster. Cedeno, whom the Dodgers acquired from the Washington Nationals for cash considerations Wednesday, was designated for assignment Friday.
Sergio Santos has a fairly easy act to follow.
Santos, the veteran right-hander from Hacienda Heights, was added to the Dodgers’ 40-man roster and was brought up for tonight’s game against the Padres. He’ll wear number 26 and should be a fairly attractive bullpen option for Don Mattingly tonight. The Dodgers’ other relievers threw 10 ⅓ innings during the three-game series against the Giants that concluded Thursday, losing two games and blowing one save.
Mike Bolsinger, who started Thursday, was optioned to Triple-A Oklahoma City to make room for Santos on the 25-man roster. The Dodgers will carry eight relievers tonight and likely tomorrow, until they need a fifth starter to fill the “TBA” slot listed next to Sunday’s game in San Diego.
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SAN DIEGO — As we reported Wednesday, recently acquired pitcher Xavier Cedeno is scheduled to join the Dodgers today at Petco Park. The 28-year-old left-hander needs a jersey number and a roster spot. Mike Bolsinger, who started Thursday in San Francisco, could be the odd man out.
What’s interesting about Cedeno is that he cannot be optioned to the minor leagues. So far, four of the players who have temporarily occupied the fifth starter’s roster spot — Chris Heisey, Darwin Barney, Adam Liberatore and Bolsinger — have had an option year to burn. The fifth, David Huff, did not and was subsequently designated for assignment. So Cedeno could be on a short leash.
Click here to see what Andrew Friedman said about Cedeno on Wednesday in San Francisco.