Scranton's Cedeno earns IL All-Star nod
Through Wednesday, Cedeno was 2-0 with a 2.23 ERA and three saves in 30 appearances for Scranton, and has struck out 36 batters against just 12 walks in 36 1/3 innings pitched.
The All-Star nod is a career-defining moment for the 28-year-old lefty, who spent the spring in Yankees camp as a non-roster invitee and is in his first year above the Double-A level. In fact, 2012 is his first year back in affiliated American baseball since 2008, as he pitched in Korea in 2009 and sat out 2010 before spending 2011 with Rio Grande Valley of the independent North American Baseball League.
Cedeno will be joined on the IL Team by many players whose names you may recognize, including two former Yankees in Louisville Bats catcher Dioner Navarro and Charlotte Knights outfielder Greg Golson. Navarro was hitting .338 for the Reds’ top farm club as of Thursday’s announcement, while now-White Sox farmhand Golson, who spent the last two years in the Yankees organization, was leading the IL with 88 hits and ranked fourth with 17 stolen bases.
The 2012 Triple-A All-Star Game, which pits the IL Team against a squad from the Pacific Coast League, will be held at Coca-Cola Field in Buffalo, New York, on July 11, and much like in the MLB All-Star Game, the winners will earn their league’s champion the right to be the home team in Sept. 18’s Triple-A National Championship Game.
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