Player Page

Francisco Cordero | Relief Pitcher

Team: Boston Red Sox
Age / DOB:  (40) / 5/11/1975
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 245
Bats / Throws: Right / Right

Latest News

Recent News

Three-time All-Star Francisco Cordero has announced his retirement.
The 40-year-old Cordero hasn't pitched in the majors since 2012, but he was with the Red Sox in spring training last year. He'll walk away from the game with a 3.38 ERA over 14 seasons and 329 career saves. Sep 10 - 5:03 PM

Highest Searched Players over the last 7 days

Player News


Red Sox released RHP Francisco Cordero.

Cordero was mulling an assignment to Triple-A but ultimately decided against it. He hasn't allowed a run in eight innings this spring while posting an 8/1 K/BB ratio, so the 38-year-old might be able to find a major league gig elsewhere. Cordero didn't pitch at all last season after putting up an ugly 7.55 ERA across 47 appearances in 2012.
Sat, Mar 29, 2014 12:21:00 PM

Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington doesn't expect Francisco Cordero to accept an assignment to Triple-A.

Cordero hasn't allowed a run in eight innings this spring while posting an 8/1 K/BB ratio, but it wasn't enough for him to secure a spot in Boston's bullpen. The 38-year-old is expected to opt for free agency and seek a home elsewhere.
Sat, Mar 29, 2014 10:43:00 AM

Francisco Cordero is considering whether to accept a Triple-A assignment by the Red Sox.

He'll look for a major league job elsewhere first but could remain with Boston if a big league opportunity doesn't exist. Cordero has been unscored upon in eight frames this spring, posting an 8/1 K/BB ratio, so it's possible someone else will come calling. The 38-year-old didn't pitch at all last season after putting up an ugly 7.55 ERA across 47 appearances in 2012.
Fri, Mar 28, 2014 09:29:00 AM

Francisco Cordero notches his second save of the spring with a hitless ninth Sunday against the Pirates.

Cordero is still a long shot to crack the Red Sox roster, but he's helped his chances by striking out six in four scoreless innings this spring. Realistically, he's probably going to need to spend April in Triple-A working to regain arm strength.
Sun, Mar 9, 2014 03:57:00 PM

Red Sox signed RHP Francisco Cordero to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Cordero didn't pitch at all last season after putting up an ugly 7.55 ERA across 47 appearances in 2012. He'll also turn 39 in May and has seen his velocity and strikeout rate dip in recent years. That said, the former closer is worth taking a shot on a non-guaranteed deal. He'll compete for a middle relief role.
Sun, Feb 16, 2014 12:17:00 PM

Francisco Cordero will undergo surgery on his left (non-throwing) shoulder later this month.

Cordero never latched on with a team this winter and can now be ruled out for the entire 2013 season. The 37-year-old right-hander hopes to play winter ball and hasn't given up on eventually returning to the bigs. He posted a 7.55 ERA in 39 1/3 innings last season.
Thu, Apr 4, 2013 01:58:00 PM

Astros released RHP Francisco Cordero.

Cordero went on the DL last month with a sprained toe ligament, and while the toe is better, he recently developed a sore shoulder. The 37-year-old might have to settle for a minor league deal this winter after putting up a 7.55 ERA and 2.01 WHIP over 47 games this season.
Mon, Sep 10, 2012 08:47:00 PM

Francisco Cordero is experiencing a "cranky" shoulder.

Cordero's sprained toe ligament is healed, but his season could be over because of shoulder soreness that he's developed between throwing sessions. The impending free agent right-hander won't have much of a market this winter, especially if he's unable to make it back this month.
Mon, Sep 3, 2012 12:57:00 PM

Francisco Cordero (toe) hopes to throw off a mound on Wednesday.

Cordero has played catch for a couple weeks now with no issues. He's on target to return in early September.
Tue, Aug 28, 2012 09:44:00 PM

Francisco Cordero (toe) has thrown from flat ground and is hoping to work from a mound within the next week.

Cordero has been out since early August with an inflamed toe. He should be able to rejoin the Astros' bullpen in late August or early September.
Sun, Aug 19, 2012 11:44:00 AM

Francisco Cordero has been diagnosed with a sprained ligament in his toe and is now in a walking boot.

Cordero was placed on the disabled list earlier this month and could struggle to return before the end of the season. He allowed 13 hits and 11 earned runs in five innings with the Astros before landing on the shelf.
Wed, Aug 8, 2012 06:58:00 PM

Francisco Cordero will have his right foot examined by a Houston doctor this week.

Cordero has been dealing with inflammation in the sesamoid bone in his right foot for a few weeks and was finally placed on the disabled list Friday. Jeff Keppinger and Jason Castro previously dealt with a similar injury and had to have the bone removed, costing them 3-4 months of action. However, Astros manager Brad Mills said surgery is not considered an option at this point for Cordero.
Sun, Aug 5, 2012 10:38:00 AM

Astros placed RHP Francisco Cordero on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to August 2, with toe inflammation.

Or terrible-itis. You know, whatever you want to call it. Cordero has allowed 11 runs on 13 hits (two home runs) and four walks over just five innings as a member of the Astros. Wilton Lopez should be first in line for save chances, assuming his elbow holds up.
Fri, Aug 3, 2012 06:01:00 PM

Francisco Cordero (toe) retired the two batters he faced in a relief appearance Sunday.

Cordero hadn't thrown in four days because of a minor toe injury. The 37-year-old right-hander has been awful so far for the Astros but figures to still get save chances down the stretch. He has a 6.75 overall ERA.
Mon, Jul 30, 2012 08:25:00 AM

Depth Charts

C1Blake Swihart
2Ryan Hanigan
3Christian Vazquez
1B1Hanley Ramirez
2Travis Shaw
2B1Dustin Pedroia
2Brock Holt
SS1Xander Bogaerts
2Marco Hernandez
3B1Pablo Sandoval
2Deven Marrero
LF1Jackie Bradley
CF1Mookie Betts
RF1Rusney Castillo
DH1David Ortiz
Starting Pitcher
S1Clay Buchholz
2Rick Porcello
3Wade Miley
4Eduardo Rodriguez
5Joe Kelly
6Steven Wright
7Henry Owens
Relief Pitcher
R1Craig Kimbrel
2Koji Uehara
3Junichi Tazawa
4Robbie Ross
5Tommy Layne
6Heath Hembree
7Jonathan Aro
8Williams Jerez
9Pat Light
10Matt Barnes
11Noe Ramirez
12Roman Mendez
13Brandon Workman