The Houston Astros have released Francisco Cordero, MLB.com's Brian McTaggart reports. Cordero was only in Houston for a month and a half as he was acquired in late July from the Blue Jays in the massive ten player deal.
The Blue Jays had previously signed Cordero to a one-year $4.5mm deal. He earned that one-year deal after posting 37 saves and a 2.45 era for the Reds.
With the Astros, Cordero posted a 19.80 era in only 5 innings. Overall for the season, Cordero is 3-8 7.55 era with a 7.1 k/9.
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