Reliever Chad Cordero announced via Twitter that he has signed a minor league deal with the Angels. The deal does not include a spring training invite, according to Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com (on Twitter). Cordero retired from baseball in June of 2011 after hooking on with the independent St. Paul Saints.
Cordero, 30, said back in March that he was getting the itch to play again and was giving serious consideration to making a comeback. Across six seasons with the Nationals/Expos, Cordero posted a 2.78 ERA with 8.2 K/9 and 3.3 BB/9. The right-hander last appeared in the majors in 2010 when he saw time in nine games for the Mariners.
Cordero is represented by Reynolds Sports Management.