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They called him The Chief. Chad Cordero was the first star of
the Washington Nationals. 2005, the Nats inaugural season in the Nations'
Capitol, saw him lead the National League with 47 saves, buoyed by a 0.969
WHIP. However, by 2007, arm troubles beset the likable reliever, and by
age 28, his career was over.
Nearing his 31 birthday, Cordero, according to Los Angeles Times reporter Mike DiGiovanna, is ready to try it again. The Los Angeles
Angels are the team that will give him his chance.
The former UC Fullerton star has signed a minor
league contract with the Angels, General
Manager Jerry Dipoto confirmed Wednesday night. Cordero's deal does NOT
include an invitation to major league camp.
DiPoto said that the Upland,
California native will report
with a mini-camp group this weekend and will pitch in major league exhibition
games “when the opportunity presents itself.”
Cordero last appeared in a major league uniform with the 2010 Seattle
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