Stop the presses! The Hot Stove has fired back up.
According to the twitter account of Ken Rosenthal, the Phillies have signed infielder Ronny Cedeno to a minor league deal with an invite to Clearwater. In nine seasons, the 30-year-old Cedeno has played for the Cubs, Pirates, Mets, Padres, Mariners, and Astros.
Last season, split between Houston and San Diego, Cedeno hit .268 with a .318 OBP, but has little power or speed to talk of. Think Michael Martinez, but a slightly better hitter. He has accumulated a -1.4 WAR during his career.
Cedeno provides depth for the Phillies system and will have a shot at one of the final roster spots in March.