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Ronny Cedeno: Ready for the Big Leagues

Cedeno earned call-up on Thursday

<I>Inside The Ivy</I> recently caught up with the newest member of the Chicago Cubs, infielder Ronny Cedeno. The young shortstop had been scorching hot through the first two weeks at Triple-A with a .348 batting average, three home runs and six RBI. Those numbers gave Cedeno optimism that he could advance to the majors soon, but not in his wildest dreams could the 22-year-old predict he would join the big league club this week.

"I'm learning more and more as I go along," Cedeno said. "If you play well at Triple-A, you can get a taste of the big leagues. Yeah, I thought I might make it soon—as in two months." Instead, Cedeno was promoted on Thursday when the Cubs placed Nomar Garciaparra on the 15 day-disabled list with a torn left groin. "I was surprised and really excited," Cedeno said. "It was really nice (to get...

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