Red Sox Sign Francisco Cordero

TUESDAY: There's no opt-out clause in Cordero's minor league deal, tweets Peter Abraham of the Boston Globe.

MONDAY: Jon Heyman of CBS Sports tweets that Cordero's base salary upon making the team would be $1MM.

SUNDAY: The Red Sox have signed Francisco Cordero to a minor league deal, according to John Tomase of the Boston Herald (on Twitter).  The former closer last appeared in the majors in 2012 with the Astros.

Cordero underwent surgery to his non-throwing shoulder early in 2013 and was said to be targeting 2014 for his big league return.  The 38-year-old posted a 7.55 ERA, 7.1 K/9, 4.1 BB/9, 2.06 HR/9, and 39.6% groundball rate in 39 1/3 innings for the Blue Jays and Astros in 2012.  He lost the Jays' closer job in May of that year, was traded to Houston in July, and was released by the Astros in September after hitting the DL with a toe injury.  Cordero owns a 3.38 ERA, 8.7 K/9 and 4.1 BB/9 over the course of 824 2/3 career innings.


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7 Comments on "Red Sox Sign Francisco Cordero"


PWNdroia
1 year 6 months ago

He’s not going to be the closer. As of right now he doesn’t even have a roster spot.

Trock
1 year 6 months ago

HAHAHA. I think this may be one of the greatest comments I have ever read on this website.
Not sure why, but Raiden from Mortal Kombat popped into my head when I read immortal

Dawson Carlson
1 year 6 months ago

Oh man , he was God-awful that year for the Jays.

123Redsox
1 year 6 months ago

Low risk, high reward depth signing. Good signing for Boston.

123Redsox
1 year 6 months ago

No opt out clause in the deal

123Redsox
1 year 6 months ago

So look, i dont know what team your a fan of or anything but, you would not want your team to bring in a low risk high reward depth option? Who has had success in the closers role before and can serve as some solid depth? It never hurts to have too much pitching depth. Anyway, most of the “depth” Boston has are starting pitching prospecta such as Barnes and Webster although im sure they could come up like Workman, Brittain and De La Rosa did last year and give bullpen depth. But an bringing in an experiamced guy who has had success on a low risk higj reward deal never hurts

123Redsox
1 year 6 months ago

So look, i dont know what team your a fan of or anything but, you would not want your team to bring in a low risk high reward depth option? Who has had success in the closers role before and can serve as some solid depth? It never hurts to have too much pitching depth. Anyway, most of the “depth” Boston has are starting pitching prospecta such as Barnes and Webster although im sure they could come up like Workman, Brittain and De La Rosa did last year and give bullpen depth. But an bringing in an experiamced guy who has had success on a low risk higj reward deal never hurts