August 21, 1969|
La Romana, Dominican Republic
|Died: October 28, 2000
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
|Batted: Right||Threw: Right|
|September 2, 1990 for the Houston Astros|
|Last MLB appearance|
|September 15, 1996 for the Houston Astros|
|Runs batted in||223|
|Career highlights and awards|
Andújar Cedeño Donastorg (August 21, 1969 – October 28, 2000) was a Major League Baseball shortstop from 1990 to 1996. Born in La Romana, Dominican Republic, he played for the Houston Astros from 1990 to 1994, the San Diego Padres in 1995, and in 1996 played for the Padres, Detroit Tigers and Houston Astros again.
He died in an automobile accident on October 28, 2000, while heading to his home in La Romana, Dominican Republic. It took place after a game between the Tigres de Licey & the Azucareros del Este in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. While on his way home, the Mercedes Benz he was driving collided with a truck, killing him instantly. He died from severe head injuries. He was 31 years old.
He left behind a large family, including three of his children: Andújar Junior Cedeño, Ashley Prenza, and Michael Cedeño.
Cedeño played for twelve seasons in the Dominican League for Toros del Este, becoming team captain and finishing with 331 hits, 48 doubles, 9 triples and 19 home runs, 146 RBI, 123 runs scored, received 70 walked and stole 19 bases. He had a remarkable participation in the championship from 1994 to 1995, when the team won its first national title.
His number 10 is in the wall of the center of Estadio Francisco Michelli in his honor. A stadium in La Romana was named after Andújar Cedeño, where they built a statue of him and was placed in the stadium.
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference