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Red Sox News: Champs release former closer Francisco Cordero

The Boston Red Sox have released veteran reliever Francisco Cordero, according to the Providence Journal's Tim Britton. The right-hander was in camp with the defending champs on a minor league deal but refused an assignment to Triple-A Pawtucket.Red Sox announce they've released Francisco Cordero.— Tim Britton (@TimBritton) March 29, 2014Cordero has a career 3.38 ERA with...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
March 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Astros' Francisco Cordero goes on disabled list

Right-hander Francisco Cordero has been put on the 15-day disabled list by the Houston Astros because of an inflamed right big toe. Manager Brad Mills says he first learned of Cordero's injury on July 25, five days after the reliever was acquired from Toronto. Cordero is 0-3 with a 19.80 ERA and three blown saves in six games with Houston. Mills says Wilton Lopez has assumed...
Via AP on Fox
August 03, 2012  |  Discuss

What or who did Francisco Cordero eat?

This was Francisco Cordero one year ago while pitching for the Cincinnati Reds Okay, so not exactly the body of an Adonis, but not exactly fat and out of shape. Well, here is what Cordero looks like right now with the Toronto Blue Jays Not sure what would freak me out more about this picture if I was a Blue Jays fan. That bird eyes staring into my soul, or my set-up and possible...
Via The Victory Formation
March 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Jays Make Cordero Signing, Budget Bullpen Official

GM Alex Anthopoulos and the Blue Jays have made their deal with former Reds, Brewers, and Rangers closer Francisco Cordero — to a one-year deal worth $4.5 million — official, according to reports Jon Heyman of CBS. A successful high-leverage reliever at one point, who struck out more than 25% of batters faced every season between 2003 and 2008, Cordero’s velocity — and with...
Via Fangraphs
February 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Halos making pitch for reliever Francisco Cordero

The Angels are one of four finalists to acquire free-agent reliever Francisco Cordero, his agent said, but it is unclear whether they are recruiting the veteran right-hander as a closer or set-up man. Angels General Manager Jerry Dipoto has maintained all winter that he is not looking to replace closer Jordan Walden, who as a rookie last season went 5-5 with a 2.98 earned-run average...
Via Fox Sports West
January 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Halo Headlines: Cordero Could End Up With Angels By Default, Angels Finish Organizational Meetings, Spring Training Reporting Dates

The January 13th, 2012 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim including Francisco Cordero could end up in Anaheim by default, Angels finish...
Via Monkey with a Halo
January 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Reds offering Francisco Cordero one year, not two

Cincinnati Reds beat writer Mark Sheldon recently let us know that the Reds are looking at a one year contract with an option year for closer Francisco (Coco) Cordero. This is what GM Walt Jocketty had to say about it: “We’re looking at one year or one year with an option,” Jocketty said. “That’s all it could be, right now — one year guaranteed.” This is positive...
Via Diamond Hoggers
January 04, 2012  |  Discuss

The Latest on Francisco Cordero

The pendelum just keeps swinging in the sweepstakes for right-handed reliever Francisco Cordero. With the market for free agent closers increasingly dwindling, multiple teams find themselves in the running for the 37-year old's services...including the Reds. According to John Fay of the Enquirer, the team has extended a one-year contract estimated to be worth around ...
Via Redlegs Review
January 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Report: Red Sox Engaged in 'Increased Dialogue' With Free-Agent Reliever Francisco Cordero

The Red Sox may not be done stacking on candidates for closers. Boston's brass has reportedly been more aggressive in its dialogue with representatives for reliever Francisco Cordero., whose $12 million option the Cincinnati Reds declined Oct. 31. The Red Sox and Cordero's camp have had "increased dialogue," ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reports. The Reds are believed...
December 20, 2011  |  Discuss

Should the Reds Resign Francisco Cordero?

Cordero ranks 12th on the all-time saves list with 327. That is second among active players, trailing only Mariano Rivera. The Reds made a huge splash in free agency when they solidified their closer role with Francisco Cordero back in November of 2007. The team thought so highly of the right-hander that they were willing to sign him to the wealthiest contract ever given to...
Via Redlegs Review
October 27, 2011  |  Discuss
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