Cedric Hunter (baseball)

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Cedric Hunter
Cedric Hunter 2009.jpg
Hunter with the San Diego Padres
Bravos de León – No. 6
Center fielder
Born: (1988-03-10) March 10, 1988 (age 31)
Decatur, Georgia
Bats: Left Throws: Left
MLB debut
March 31, 2011, for the San Diego Padres
MLB statistics
(through 2016 season)
Batting average.108
Home runs1
Runs batted in1
Hunter during his tenure with the Lake Elsinore Storm, Single-A affiliates of the San Diego Padres, in 2008

Cedric Scott Hunter (born March 10, 1988) is an American professional baseball outfielder for the Bravos de León of the Mexican Baseball League. 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. 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.[10]

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. [11]

Cincinnati Reds[edit]

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[edit]

On July 21, 2017, Hunter signed with the Kansas City T-Bones of the American Association.

Bravos de León[edit]

On March 11, 2018, Hunter signed with the Bravos de León of the Mexican League.[12]



  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
  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. ^ Hagen, Paul (April 2, 2016). "Hunter makes Phils, projected as everyday OF". MLB.com.
  11. ^ "Free-agent outfielder Cedric Hunter suspended 50 games". espn.com. p. November 23, 2016. Retrieved April 20, 2017.
  12. ^ "Los Bravos suman más poder con la llegada de Cedric Hunter" (in Spanish). Retrieved March 11, 2018.
  13. ^ "Cedric Hunter stats". MiLB.com. Retrieved 2009-04-21.

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