Cedric Hunter (baseball)
Hunter with the San Diego Padres
|Born: March 10, 1988|
|March 31, 2011, for the San Diego Padres|
|MLB statistics |
(through 2016 season)
|Runs batted in||1|
San Diego Padres
Hunter was selected by the San Diego Padres in the third round (93rd overall) of the 2006 Major League Baseball Draft. As of 2009, scout.com ranked Hunter as the top prospect for the San Diego Padres. 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.
During Opening Day on March 31, 2011, Hunter scored his first run as a Padre when playing against the St. Louis Cardinals, scoring from second base off of a Nick Hundley single in the top of the 11th inning.
St. Louis Cardinals
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.
Hunter signed a minor league deal and was invited to spring training with the Philadelphia Phillies on January 4, 2016. 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.
After the 2016 season concluded, Hunter was a free agent. However, on November 23, Hunter was suspended for 50 games after testing positive for amphetamine. 
On April 5, 2017, Hunter signed a minor league deal with the Cincinnati Reds. He was released on June 26, 2017.
Kansas City T-Bones
Bravos de León
- 2008 Baseball America High Class-A All-Star
- 2008 California League postseason All-Star
- 2008 California League midseason All-Star
- 2006 Baseball America Rookie All-Star
- 2006 Arizona League postseason All-Star
- 2006 Arizona League Most Valuable Player
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- Opening Day
- Nick Hundley
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