Cedric Hunter (baseball)

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Cedric Hunter
Cedric Hunter 2009.jpg
Hunter with the San Diego Padres
Free agent
Center fielder
Born: (1988-03-10) March 10, 1988 (age 29)
Decatur, Georgia
Bats: Left Throws: Left
MLB debut
March 31, 2011, for the San Diego Padres
MLB statistics
(through 2012 season)
Batting average .250
Home runs 1
Runs batted in 1
Hunter during his tenure with the Lake Elsinore Storm, Single-A affiliates of the San Diego Padres, in 2008

Cedric Scott Hunter (March 10, 1988) is an American professional baseball outfielder who is currently a free agent. He previously played for the San Diego Padres.


San Diego Padres[edit]

Hunter was selected by the San Diego Padres in the third round (93rd overall) of the 2006 Major League Baseball Draft.[1] As of 2009, scout.com ranked Hunter as the top prospect for the San Diego Padres.[2] Following the 2010 season, he was added to the Padres' 40-man roster to protect him from the Rule 5 draft. On March 28, 2011, he made the 25-man opening day roster for the Padres.[3]

During Opening Day[4] on March 31, 2011, Hunter scored his first run as a Padre when playing against the St. Louis Cardinals,[5] scoring from second base off of a Nick Hundley[6] single in the top of the 11th inning.

St. Louis Cardinals[edit]

On October 25, 2011, he was claimed off waivers by the Oakland Athletics. On April 4, 2012, the St. Louis Cardinals acquired Hunter from the Athletics for future considerations and assigned him to their AAA team.[7]

Cleveland Indians[edit]

On November 20, 2012, Hunter signed a minor league deal with the Cleveland Indians that included an invitation to spring training.[8]

Atlanta Braves[edit]

Hunter signed a minor league deal with the Atlanta Braves in February 2014. He elected free agency on November 7, 2015.[9]

Philadelphia Phillies[edit]

Hunter signed a minor league deal and was invited to spring training with the Philadelphia Phillies on January 4, 2016.[10] Following injuries to multiple outfielders and an impressive spring training, Hunter made the Opening Day roster, projected to earn regular playing time in the outfield.[11]



  1. ^ Conniff, John (April 9, 2009). "San Antonio Missions 2009 Season Preview". scout.com. Retrieved 2009-04-21. 
  2. ^ Savage, Denis; John Conniff (March 16, 2009). "MadFriars.com Top 20 for 2009". scout.com. Retrieved 2009-04-21. 
  3. ^ http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20101119&content_id=16160942&vkey=news_mlb&c_id=mlb
  4. ^ Opening Day
  5. ^ http://stlouis.cardinals.mlb.com/index.jsp?c_id=stl&tcid=mm_mlb_sitelist
  6. ^ Nick Hundley
  7. ^ http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2012/04/cardinals-acquire-cedric-hunter.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter
  8. ^ Blontz, Blaine (November 20, 2012). "Indians sign outfielders Matt Carson, Cedric Hunter". MLB Daily Dish. 
  9. ^ "International League Transactions". milb.com. p. November 2015. Retrieved November 7, 2015. 
  10. ^ "International League Transactions". milb.com. p. November 2015. Retrieved November 7, 2015. 
  11. ^ Hagen, Paul (April 2, 2016). "Hunter makes Phils, projected as everyday OF". MLB.com. 
  12. ^ "Cedric Hunter stats". MiLB.com. Retrieved 2009-04-21. 

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