Dodgers bolster bullpen, get Cedeno from Nats
SAN FRANCISCO -- The Dodgers added some bullpen depth Wednesday, acquiring left-hander Xavier Cedeno from the Washington Nationals in exchange for cash considerations. In a corresponding move, the team designated right-handed reliever Daniel Corcino for assignment.
Los Angeles president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman said Cedeno will be added to the 25-man roster and that he'll likely join the team Friday in San Diego.
"Obviously our 'pen has been really good to date," Friedman said. "But, obviously, we've had to use them quite frequently thus far. Right now, seemingly a lot of options, but we're going to wake up one day and not have that recommended depth. This, for us, kind of fits in that mold of adding to our depth."
Cedeno, 28, has posted a 5.24 ERA in 55 career innings since making his debut in 2011. In five appearances with the Nationals this year, Cedeno gave up a pair of earned runs across three innings. Friedman said he thinks Cedeno can be effective against hitters from both sides of the plate.
"He spins the ball real well and he's got a good feel for pitching," Friedman said. "We feel like there's potentially some tweaks here or there that could potentially untap more. But he's got the necessary ingredients to potentially be good. So we'll see what we have with him after our guys get a chance to work with him."
The Dodgers also officially added outfielder Chris Heisey to the roster Wednesday, as expected, while optioning lefty reliever Adam Liberatore back to Triple-A.