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April 20, 1996
Will someone please tell me why Dodger teammates are verbally beating up on Roger Cedeno for stealing second in the ninth inning at San Francisco while leading 11-2? Isn't the purpose of the game to win? Has everyone forgotten previous late-inning Dodger collapses when they lost after leading by a margin like this? Using current Dodger logic in similar circumstances, should batters not try to hit the ball? Should batters hitting a ground ball not try to beat the throw to first base?
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June 30, 2002 | From Associated Press
Roger Cedeno couldn't believe what he heard as he stood on third base. New York Met Manager Bobby Valentine was yelling at him to steal home. Cedeno scored on a daring dash to the plate, and the rest of the Mets spent most of the afternoon trotting around the bases in Saturday's 11-2 victory over the New York Yankees. "Bobby yelled, 'Roger, go!' " Cedeno said. "One guy whose voice I can recognize is Bobby's. I looked over at the dugout like, 'You sure?' I just took a chance. I'm glad it worked.
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April 19, 1996 | BOB NIGHTENGALE
Dodger center fielder Roger Cedeno, chastised by the San Francisco Giants and his teammates for trying to steal second base in the ninth inning of Wednesday's 11-2 rout of the Giants, said Thursday he simply made a mistake. "The Giants made such a big deal out of it, it was just a mistake," said Cedeno, who had refused to discuss the incident Wednesday. "I thought the count was three and two with two outs, and you know, you always got to run then. But the count was 2-2.
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October 11, 2001 | From Wire Reports
Detroit Tiger outfielder Roger Cedeno has asked the players' union to investigate whether he was benched for the final three weeks of the season to keep him from collecting contract bonuses, said his agent, Peter Greenberg. Cedeno last played Sept. 10, a day before the major leagues postponed games for nearly a week because of the terrorist attacks. After a workout during the six-game layoff, Cedeno and Tiger Manager Phil Garner got into an argument in the clubhouse.
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July 22, 1996 | BOB NIGHTENGALE
Rookie center fielder Roger Cedeno, who has been left on the bench because of the emergence of Wayne Kirby, was optioned to triple-A Albuquerque. The Dodgers, needing an experienced outfielder, plan to purchase the contract of outfielder Rick Parker from Albuquerque. Parker, 33, who has played parts of five major league seasons, batted .276 in 27 games last season for the Dodgers.
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June 24, 1996 | CHRIS BAKER
Infielder Juan Castro played in left field in the ninth inning of Sunday's victory over the Astros after pinch-hitting in the eighth inning. It was the first time in his professional career that he has played the outfield. Castro, who had played third, shortstop and second base, caught two fly balls in the ninth inning. "The last time I played the outfield was when I was in little league," Castro said. "But most of the time in batting practice I'm in the outfield and it helps."
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June 30, 2002 | From Associated Press
Roger Cedeno couldn't believe what he heard as he stood on third base. New York Met Manager Bobby Valentine was yelling at him to steal home. Cedeno scored on a daring dash to the plate, and the rest of the Mets spent most of the afternoon trotting around the bases in Saturday's 11-2 victory over the New York Yankees. "Bobby yelled, 'Roger, go!' " Cedeno said. "One guy whose voice I can recognize is Bobby's. I looked over at the dugout like, 'You sure?' I just took a chance. I'm glad it worked.
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March 19, 1998 | JASON REID
Time is running out on center fielder Roger Cedeno, who thought his time had finally arrived. Cedeno is still sidelined with a strained right hamstring, which he suffered March 1 against the Atlanta Braves. Including the Freeway Series against the Angels, the Dodgers have only 10 spring training games left, so Cedeno might not have enough time to prepare for opening day March 31 against the St. Louis Cardinals.
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May 9, 1996 | BOB NIGHTENGALE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Roger Cedeno's eyes started to moisten as he talked Wednesday, his mind racing back to spring training. There were the mornings when Brett Butler would take him to the batting cage for bunting practice. There were the afternoons when Butler would take him to the outfield and show him how to play defense. There were the nights when Butler would talk to him about how to be a major league player. "That's why I cry so much when I found out about his cancer," Cedeno said softly, wiping his eyes.
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October 11, 2001 | From Wire Reports
Detroit Tiger outfielder Roger Cedeno has asked the players' union to investigate whether he was benched for the final three weeks of the season to keep him from collecting contract bonuses, said his agent, Peter Greenberg. Cedeno last played Sept. 10, a day before the major leagues postponed games for nearly a week because of the terrorist attacks. After a workout during the six-game layoff, Cedeno and Tiger Manager Phil Garner got into an argument in the clubhouse.
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September 12, 1999 | JASON REID, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The New York Mets didn't want Roger Cedeno. Nothing personal, it's just that Met General Manager Steve Phillips considered Todd Hollandsworth a better player. So when the Dodgers and Mets began working on the Todd Hundley trade during the off-season, Phillips requested that Hollandsworth be included in the package for the power-hitting catcher. Dodger General Manager Kevin Malone countered with the little-used Cedeno, and Phillips reluctantly agreed. Boy, did Phillips ever get lucky.
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September 11, 1999 | J.A. ADANDE
The New York Met infielders get all the credit. Name a sports magazine and they've been featured in it. It's to the point that Met outfielder Darryl Hamilton walked into the clubhouse the other day, saw the infield on the cover of yet another magazine, slammed it down in mock disgust and said, "Can't we get a little love in the outfield?" No doubt, you've got to show some love for the Mets' deep, talented outfield. And around these parts, you can't help but feel a little remorse.
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August 7, 1999 | JASON REID
The Dodgers supposedly couldn't find a place for outfielder Roger Cedeno, so they tossed him in the three-team trade that sent catcher Todd Hundley from the New York Mets to the Dodgers. Big mistake. Cedeno is thriving in the Big Apple, this after Dodger officials said he wouldn't make it anywhere. The Mets also acquired hard-throwing reliever Armando Benitez from the Baltimore Orioles in the deal that is considered the biggest steal of the off-season.
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December 2, 1998 | BILL PLASCHKE
Since the early morning of May 15, we have listened to everybody and their seat cushion give an opinion of the Dodgers' trade of Mike Piazza. Now, 6 1/2 months later, we finally know how the Dodgers feel. They think it stunk too. Tuesday's acquisition of the New York Mets' Todd Hundley for Charles Johnson--with two throw-ins--was a bold, potentially winning move by Kevin Malone. It was also another pie in the face of Fox executive Chase Carey for making the move that has forced this risk.
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April 26, 1998 | JASON REID and CHRIS FOSTER
The right hamstring injury wasn't the most painful part for Dodger outfielder Roger Cedeno. Longing to rejoin his teammates was tougher. Cedeno's frustration ended Friday night when he made his season debut. He said his return couldn't have been better. "It was great to be back after everything," he said. "I took me a long time to get back here, and it was hard to be away from my teammates. "I was down in Vero Beach for so long, I didn't know when I could get back to help my teammates.
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March 19, 1998 | JASON REID
Time is running out on center fielder Roger Cedeno, who thought his time had finally arrived. Cedeno is still sidelined with a strained right hamstring, which he suffered March 1 against the Atlanta Braves. Including the Freeway Series against the Angels, the Dodgers have only 10 spring training games left, so Cedeno might not have enough time to prepare for opening day March 31 against the St. Louis Cardinals.
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December 2, 1998 | STEVE SPRINGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Dodger General Manager Kevin Malone would like to make one thing clear. He is making the decisions in the front office, not the Fox owners, not team president Bob Graziano. "I'm not a puppet," Malone said. So give him the credit, give him the blame. For Tuesday, give him some credit.
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August 7, 1999 | JASON REID
The Dodgers supposedly couldn't find a place for outfielder Roger Cedeno, so they tossed him in the three-team trade that sent catcher Todd Hundley from the New York Mets to the Dodgers. Big mistake. Cedeno is thriving in the Big Apple, this after Dodger officials said he wouldn't make it anywhere. The Mets also acquired hard-throwing reliever Armando Benitez from the Baltimore Orioles in the deal that is considered the biggest steal of the off-season.
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March 2, 1998 | JASON REID, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The outfield derby took an interesting turn Sunday at Dodgertown. Roger Cedeno, the front-runner in center, suffered a strained right hamstring during the eighth inning of the Dodgers' 5-3 victory over the Atlanta Braves at Holman Stadium, creating an opportunity for Wilton Guerrero to start today against the St. Louis Cardinals at Jupiter. Guerrero, who on Saturday agreed to a one-year, $265,000 contract, is making a smooth transition from the infield to the outfield.
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