"It was the best thing for everybody involved. Roger gets a fresh start and we can move on," Mets general manager Jim Duquette said concerning the deal.
Former Mets GM Steve Phillips signed Cedeno to a four-year, $18 million contract prior to the 2002 season as part of his massive overhaul. Since the signing, the outfielder has been an enormous disappointment.
The switch-hitter wasn't going to see much time this season with the team having decided to go with a Karim Garcia / Shane Spencer platoon in rightfield.
Cedeno, 29, is a .275 career hitter with 37 home runs, 243 RBIs and 208 stolen bases in time with the Dodgers, Astros, Tigers, and Mets. He hit .267 with 7 homers and 37 RBI during 2003.
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.