Francisco Cordero Seeking An MLB Bullpen Opportunity

Francisco Cordero signed a minor league contract with the Red Sox in mid-February which included an invite to spring training. However the three-time All-Star failed to make the team and was released on March 29 despite a strong showing in Spring Training.Cordero, 38, gave up just five hits while striking out eight and walking one over eight scoreless innings this spring. According...
Via Mets Merized Online
16 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Release Pitcher Francisco Cordero

Boston Red Sox executive vice president/general manager Ben Cherington announced a number of roster moves on Friday. The Red Sox released right-handed pitcher Francisco Cordero and reassigned left-handed pitcher Tommy Layne, right-handed pitcher Brayan Villarreal, outfielder Corey Brown, and infielder Mike McCoy to minor league camp. Following the moves, the Red Sox now have 25 players...
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Francisco Cordero’s Waistline Shrinks, Pants Collection Grows With Red Sox

An apple — or six — a day keeps your waistline slim and your ERA down. It’s not exactly an expression most kids are taught growing up, but 38-year-old reliever Francisco Cordero is finding truth in such wisdom while spending spring training with the Boston Red Sox. Cordero, who sat out all of 2013, dropped nearly 30 pounds on a strict diet that cut out rice and beans. The veteran...
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Francisco Cordero, Tommy Layne Giving Red Sox Something To Think About

Francisco Cordero and Tommy Layne (quietly) are taking care of business for the Boston Red Sox this spring. Some guys grab everyone’s attention during spring training, while others endure struggles that create some concern. Then, there are veterans, like Cordero and Layne, who come in, do their respective jobs and still find themselves flying under the radar, largely because of...
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox sign reliever Cordero to minor-league deal

The Boston Red Sox have signed reliever Francisco Cordero to a minor-league contract with an invitation to the major league camp. Cordero has been a closer for most of his career but didn't pitch last year after struggling in 2012. In 14 seasons with six teams, he is 47-53 with a 3.38 ERA and 329 saves. The 38-year-old right-hander had 117 saves with Texas from 2000-06 and...
Via AP on Fox
February 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox sign Francisco Cordero to minor league deal

38-year-old relief pitcher Francisco Cordero has reported to Spring Training with the Boston Red Sox on a minor-league deal. Cordero last appeared in the big leagues with the Houston Astros in 2012, and is looking to make a James_in_to via Flickr/Wikimedia CommonsJohn Tomase of the Boston Herald broke the story on Sunday morning, and indicated that Cordero will get &...
Via MLB Injury News
February 16, 2014  |  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

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

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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