Cedeno opened Spring Training last month as a non-roster invitee. The Phillies released him Tuesday, their deadline to place him on the 25-man roster or pay him a $100,000 retention bonus to play in the Minor Leagues.
The move offers the Phillies more infield depth.
Todd Zolecki is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.