Cubs Have Plan for Ceda

Jose Ceda has been called the best arm in the Cubs' farm system. Numbers-wise, he has had a rough go of things in the starting rotation at Class-A Daytona this season, but the Cubs aren't worried because his starts are part of a bigger plan.

Ceda, 21, made his seventh start of the season for Daytona on Tuesday, and it was perhaps his best outing to date in 2008. The hard-throwing right-hander logged six innings and surrendered one run and two hits in a no-decision at Fort Myers. He struck out five batters, walked two, and hit a batter. While Ceda has pitched from the rotation this season, the Cubs don't see him as a starter long...

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