Padres promote Cedeno to replace Cabrera

The Padres have promoted infielder Ronny Cedeno from Single-A
Lake Elsinore to take the roster spot of suspended shortstop Everth
Cabrera.

Cedeno was signed to a minor league contract Saturday and played
in two games for Lake Elsinore before Tuesday’s move.

He was with the Houston Astros before being released late last
month.

Cabrera, San Diego’s only All-Star this season, was suspended
for 50 games on Monday by Major League Baseball for his
relationship to Biogenesis of America, a Florida anti-aging clinic
accused of distributing banned performance-enhancing drugs.

Cabrera admitted Monday to taking a banned substance for four
days in the spring of 2012. He didn’t identify the substance.

Logan Forsythe started at shortstop Tuesday night against
Baltimore. Manager Bud Black said Cedeno and Alexi Amarista also
will be in the mix.