In Memory of Andújar Cedeño

Former Astro Cedeño killed
The Houston Chronicle
October 31, 2000

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Former Astros shortstop Andújar Cedeño was killed early Saturday in La Romana, Dominican Republic, when the Mercedes Benz he was driving collided with a truck.

Cedeño suffered severe head injuries and died instantly. He was survived by his wife, Patricia, and two children.

Cedeño, who was buried Sunday, played for the Astros from 1990-94, when he was traded to the Padres in a deal that included Ken Caminiti, Steve Finley and Derek Bell.

Cedeño, 31, was still active in baseball in the Dominican Republic.

Former Major Leaguer Cedeño Dies

(AP) NASHUA, N.H. – Former major league baseball player Andújar Cedeño, a member of the Atlantic League champion Nashua Pride, has been killed in a car crash in the Dominican Republic.

Cedeño, 31, was killed last weekend, team spokesman Ken Cail said.

The infielder joined the team late in the season and did not play in the Atlantic League championship series because of an injury.

Cedeño played parts of seven seasons in the majors with Houston, San Diego and Detroit. He had a .236 career average with 47 homers and 223 RBIs.

His best season was with the Astros in 1993, when he hit .286 with 11 homers and 56 RBIs.