UPDATE: Mets have signed Ronny Cedeno to a 1-year contract in the 1.1-1.2 mil range.
According to Ken Rosenthal, the New York Mets are closing in on a 1-year deal with ex-Pirates SS Ronny Cedeno.
Cedeno was acquired from the Seattle Mariners in the July 29th, 2009 trade that also brought us Jeff Clement, Aaron Pribanic, Brett Lorin, and Nate Adcock in exchange for Ian Snell and Jack Wilson. In 2.5 years with the Pirates, Cedeno hit a .254/.297/.367 triple slash. In 2011, Cedeno hit a pedestrian .249/.297/.339 with a wOBA of .271, his lowest NL wOBA since 2007 with the Cubs.
However, despite the lack of offense brought by the 6’0″ shortstop, he still made plenty of plays in the position, at least in 2011. His UZR of 5.9 in 2011 puts him in the 75th percentile defensively, not bad at all. However, when you look at a larger sample size, like his entire career, his UZR drops dramatically to -5.1. That is basically 2010 Jose Reyes territory.