Through 10 years, 240 appearances, four different franchises and 10 stops in all, Erik Cordier had seen plenty of Minor League Baseball during his professional career. He had never seen Major League Baseball until Wednesday, though, and he made a solid impression.
Being the farthest or the fastest is great if you’re an Olympian.
If you’re a major league pitcher, or aspiring to be one, it only means so much.
So Erik Cordier’s eyes didn’t light up just like the radar guns that clocked his first spring training appearance as a Giant on Friday. When told he threw four pitches that hit 100 mph, he barely reacted at all.
He knows the...
The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Railriders were on an eight game winning streak, then the Battlin’ Baby Bucn Indians came to town. Andy Oliver pitched six innings of two hit ball, striking out five. Erik Cordier came in next. His fastballs were clocked at 98-100 M.P.H. Two innings, four K’s. The Indians snapped that streak with a 5-0…
The hot-stove isn’t even lukewarm yet for the Pirates, but here’s a quick rundown of the past week:
Pirates 2013 single-game tickets are on sale now.
The Bucs signed six minor leaguers: Felix Pie, Brooks Brown, Erik Cordier, David Bromberg, Luis Sanz, and Alex Valdez. None of them seem particularly interesting, although Pie has played a fair amount in the majors (but not well...
The Pittsburgh Pirates have agreed to terms with right-handed pitchers Brooks Brown and Erik Cordier and outfielder
Felix Pie (pronounced P-a) on minor league contracts with invitations to spring training as non-roster players. The club
also agreed to terms with right-handed pitchers David Bromberg and Luis Sanz, along with infielder Alex Valdez on
minor league deals.
RIGHT HANDED PITCHER
Born: February 25, 1986
Drafted: 2nd round, 63rd overall, 2004 (Royals)
How Acquired: Minor League Free Agent
High School: Southern Door HS, Brussels, WI
Agent: Rob Martin, Icon Sports Management
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Cordier was considered to have three potential...
Time for a guy who could be a factor for the Braves this season, but not in his current role: Erik Cordier. The 25 (26 this month) year-old Cordier was acquired from the Braves way back in March of 2007 from the Royals in exchange for Tony Pena Jr, then a shortstop. He missed all of the 2007 following Tommy John surgery, and only threw 45 innings in 2008 for the GCL and Rome. In...