According to a report in the Chicago Tribune, Ronny Cedeno will be optioned to Triple-A Iowa in order to make room on the 25-man roster for Angel Guzman. The Tribune reports seeing Cedeno “packing his bags” and Cedeno apparently told reporters “he didn’t walk to talk about his demotion.”
Updated – 5/06/07 – 3:13pm C.T. – The Cubs optioned Ronny Cedeno to Triple-A Iowa before Sunday’s game against the Nationals to make room on the 25-man roster for Angel Guzman. The apparent demotion of Cedeno to Iowa would leave Felix Pie in Chicago. With the Cubs in need of a 5th starter many had speculated the call-up of Guzman would result in either Cedeno or Pie being sent down.
Ronny Cedeno has struggled this season hitting .097 in limited at bats with two home runs and the infamous base running gaffe a few weeks back. Felix Pie has shown he has the talent to play at the big league level, especially in the field. Pie has struggled at the plate hitting just .229 (11-48) with a .245 OBP but 5 of his 11 hits have been for extra bases (2 doubles, a triple and a home run) and he has scored 6 runs and driven in 4.