Andújar Cedeño - Timeline

Astros Trades & Transactions

Oct 1, 1986:Signed Andujar Cedeno(IF) as a non-drafted free agent
Dec 28, 1994:Traded Ken Caminiti(IF), Andujar Cedeno(IF), Steve Finley(OF), Roberto Petagine(IF), Brian Williams(P) and Sean Fesh(P) to SD-N for Derek Bell(OF), Doug Brocail(P), Ricky Gutierrez(IF), Pedro Martinez(P), Phil Plantier(OF), and Craig Shipley(IF). SD received Fesh on May 1 1995
Sep 11, 1996:Traded PTBNL to Det-A for Andujar Cedeno(IF)

This Date in Astros History

Feb 17, 1990:Shortstop Andujar Cedeno is signed to a minor-league deal and placed on the Astros' 40-man roster, causing various national sportswires to misidentify him both as Cesar Cedeno and Joaquin Andujar. The 20-year-old fellow Dominican is not related to either former Astro.
Aug 2, 1991:Rafael Ramirez spanks a two-run double in the ninth to shock the Dodgers, 9-8. Andujar Cedeno homers and drives in four runs. Dean Wilkins gets the win after blowing the lead in the top half of the frame.
Aug 4, 1991:Craig Biggio singles home Gerald Young in the tenth for a 2-1 triumph over Los Angeles, sweeping the series and winning their seventh straight. The last-place Astros also turn their second triple play of the season when Mike Simms snares a fly to right by Alfredo Griffin and guns down Mike Sharperson who tried to advance to third. Ken Caminiti fires to Andujar Cedeno to get Stan Javier who was trailing the play.
Aug 13, 1991:Rebounding from a 9-2 deficit, Houston gets off the mat for a 12-9 triumph in San Diego to snap a five-game losing streak. Luis Gonzalez launches a three-run bomb and drives in four. Andujar Cedeno also homers.The Astro bullpen fires five innings of one-hit ball. Ryan Bowen claims the victory and Al Osuna gets the save.
Sep 6, 1991:Pete Harnisch becomes the second Astro to strike out the side on nine pitches. It happens in the seventh inning of a 3-1 triumph over the Phillies. Harnisch scatters four hits while Jeff Bagwell and Andujar Cedeno go deep for all of Houston's runs.
Aug 25, 1992:Shortstop Andujar Cedeno, recalled from AAA earlier in day, hits for the cycle but Houston still loses to St. Louis, 5-3, in 13 innings. It's the fourth time in club history an Astro has accomplished the feat and the third time by a player named Cedeno.
Sep 27, 1992:Shane Reynolds gets his first big league victory in a 4-2 triumph in Los Angeles. Reynolds contributes a double and scores a run. Andujar Cedeno drives in a pair to key the offense.
Sep 8, 1993:Darryl Kile hurls the ninth no-hitter in franchise history, a 7-1 triumph over the New York Mets. Kile fans Tito Navarro and Chico Walker to finish the game. Ken Caminiti and Andujar Cedeno both slug home runs and each provide a defensive gem in the seventh to preserve the no-hitter.
Jul 4, 1994:Tony Eusebio gets four hits, including a double and a triple to pace a 13-6 spanking of the Cardinals. Eusebio and Andujar Cedeno drive in four runs each. Brian Williams is the easy winner.
Dec 28, 1994:In one of the biggest player swaps in baseball history, the Astros send infielders Ken Caminiti, Andujar Cedeno and Roberto Petagine, outfielder Steve Finley and pitchers Brian Williams and Sean Fesh to San Diego for infielders Craig Shipley and Ricky Gutierrez, outfielders Derek Bell and Phil Plantier and pitchers Doug Brocail and Pedro Martinez. It's a thinly-disguised salary dump and, were it not for Bell's success, would have been regarded as one of the worst trades in club history. Caminiti and Finley blossom into All-Stars who lead the Padres to the N.L. title in 1998. Bell and Gutierrez are the only salvagable parts for the Astros and they are both gone after the 1999 season.
Oct 28, 2000:Andujar Cedeno dies in an automobile accident in his hometown of La Romana, DR, at age 31. The shortstop arrives with high expectations and hits .250 with 31 homers during five seasons but he has trouble fulfilling his potential and is included in the mega-trade with San Diego, eventually returning from Detroit for three final big league games in 1996.