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César Cedeño - Hitting Coach

Former Major Leaguer and Astros legend César Cedeño returns to the Astros organization for his fourth season as Greeneville's hitting coach. In 2012, Cedeño joined the Astros in a full-time capacity for the first time since 2001.

The former outfielder played 12 seasons (1970-81) with the Astros, collecting five Gold Glove Awards while appearing in four All-Star games. During his 17-year Major League career, Cedeño played with the Astros, Reds (1982-85), Cardinals (1985) and Dodgers (1986), and hit .285 (2087x7310) with 436 doubles, 60 triples, 199 homers, and 550 stolen bases in 2006 career games. In 1970, Cedeño finished fourth in the National League Rookie of the Year voting after hitting .310 with 21 doubles and 17 steals in his debut with Houston. Cedeño received MVP votes in five seasons (1972-74, 1976, 1980) and stole 50 bases or more in six consecutive seasons (1972-77). Signed by Houston as a 16-year-old non-drafted free agent out of the Dominican Republic, Cedeno set club records for total bases, slugging percentage and steals in a season during his tenure with the Astros.

Following his playing career, Cedeño served as a coach or instructor for the Houston organization for 10 seasons (1990-94, 1997-2001). Prior to being named Greeneville's hitting coach in 2012, his last full-time coaching stint was in 2009 with the Washington Nationals.