Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Phillies Missing Links of the 1990s - #22 Domingo Cedeno

Domingo Antonio (Donastorg) Cedeno

In the middle of the 1999 season, with regular shortstop Desi Relaford lost for a few months due to a right wrist injury, the Phillies needed someone to occasionally spell the new starting shortstop, veteran Alex Arias.  Domingo Cedeno was acquired from the Mariners on July 7th to fill that role, and he stuck around until Relaford came off the disabled list on September 13th.

In his 32 games with the Phillies, the last games of his seven year big league career, Cedeno hit a woeful .152 (10 for 66), but made just one error in 55 chances at short.

The bulk of Cedeno's career was spent with the Blue Jays, where he appeared in 190 games between 1993 and 1996.

Bats:  Both  Throws:  Right  Height:  6'1"  Weight:  170
Born:  November 4, 1968, La Romana, Dominican Republic
Signed:  Signed by the Toronto Blue Jays as an amateur free agent, August 4, 1987.
Major League Teams:  Toronto Blue Jays 1993-1996; Chicago White Sox 1996; Texas Rangers 1997-1998; Seattle Mariners 1999; Phillies 1999
Professional Affiliations:  Toronto Blue Jays 1989-1996; Chicago White Sox 1996; Texas Rangers 1997-1998; Seattle Mariners 1999; Phillies 1999; New York Mets 2000; Cordoba Cafeteros (Mexico) 2000-2001

Phillies Career
32 games, .152 (10 for 66), 1 home run, 5 RBIs
Acquired:  Acquired from the Seattle Mariners for Jose Flores, July 7, 1999.
Debut:  July 10, 1999 - Pinch-hit for Paul Byrd in the fifth inning on an eventual 8-4 loss to the Orioles, singling off Mike Mussina and scoring Marlon Anderson.  Cedeno would ultimately score on a Rob Ducey three-run home run.
Final Game:  September 10, 1999 - In Phoenix, struck out swinging against Randy Johnson while pinch-hitting for Scott Aldred.
Departed:  Released, September 13, 1999, and signed as a free agent with the New York Mets, January 5, 2000.

1993 Leaf #486
1994 Topps #776
1995 Topps #89
1998 Pacific Red Threat #199
1 Cedeno Baseball Card in My Collection
1998 Pacific Red Threat #199

Other Baseball Cards
First Mainstream Card:  1993 Leaf #486
First Topps Base Card:  1994 Topps #776
Last Mainstream Card:  1998 Upper Deck #522
Other Notable Cards:  1993 Fleer Final Edition #F-289, 1995 Topps #89, 1996 Donruss #134, 1997 Pacific Prisms Gems of the Diamond #GD-30

Sources:  Baseball Reference and The Trading Card Database

Phillies Missing Links of the 1990s
1 Louie Meadows
2 Dave LaPoint
3 Darrin Chapin
4 Mickey Weston
5 Bob Wells
6 Tom Edens
7 Omar Olivares
10 Chuck Ricci
11 Dennis Springer
12 Manny Martinez
13 Rafael Quirico
14 Bronson Heflin
15 Glenn Dishman
16 Rob Butler
17 Mike Robertson
18 Matt Whiteside
19 Robert Dodd
20 Joel Bennett
21 Joe Grahe
22 Domingo Cedeno
23 Torey Lovullo

This is a continuing series looking at those players who spent time with the Phillies but possess no baseball card proof of their time in Philadelphia.  In some cases, the First and Last Mainstream cards listed above have been subjectively chosen if multiple cards were released in that year.

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