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Kiko Calero | Relief Pitcher

Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
Age / DOB:  (39) / 1/9/1975
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 210
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: St. Thomas (FL)
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According to CBSSports.com's Jon Heyman, Kiko Calero is considering a stem cell procedure similar to what Bartolo Colon underwent in 2010 that would allow him to make a comeback in Major League Baseball.
Calero was out of baseball last season and hasn't appeared in a major league game since 2009. In his last stint in the minors, he finished with a 7.03 ERA over 25 relief appearances. He remains unlikely to reappear in the majors anytime soon. Sat, Mar 3, 2012 03:00:00 PM

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The Cardinals did not offer a contract to Kiko Calero after he tried out for them last week.

SI.com's Jon Heyman heard that Calero's slider looked "good," but that the Cardinals told him their roster was full. Oh well. The 36-year-old right-hander will have to try elsewhere. He finished with a 7.03 ERA over 25 minor league relief appearances last season.
Mon, Mar 7, 2011 08:48:00 AM

According to Jon Heyman of SI.com, Kiko Calero is trying out for the Cardinals on Thursday.

Calero signed a minor league deal with the Mets in the early part of spring training last year, but didn't see the majors at all in 2010. The 36-year-old right-hander ended up posting a 7.03 ERA over 25 appearances between Triple-A Buffalo (Mets) and Triple-A Albuquerque (Dodgers). Calero made his major league debut as a member of the Cardinals back in 2003.
Thu, Feb 24, 2011 09:09:00 AM

Dodgers released RHP Kiko Calero.

Calero was signed to a minor league contract in June after he was released by the Mets in May. The 35-year-old right-hander managed a 3.00 ERA over 15 appearances with Triple-A Albuquerque.
Sat, Jul 24, 2010 12:03:00 AM

Dodgers signed RHP Kiko Calero to a minor league contract.

Calero was released by the Mets last month after posting a 10.59 ERA and 1.94 WHIP over 10 appearances with Triple-A Buffalo. There have been whispers about a potential injury dating back to the winter, but that apparently wasn't enough to scare the Dodgers off.
Fri, Jun 11, 2010 10:10:00 AM

Mets released RHP Kiko Calero.

Calero never cracked the Mets' roster and wasn't pitching particularly well in Triple-A, where he was 2-0 with a 10.59 ERA and a 1.94 WHIP. The 35-year-old will now try to convince another organization that he can still pitch at the big league level. It's a hard sell, but given the number of teams that are dying for bullpen help, he may have a good chance of latching on somewhere.
Sun, May 16, 2010 12:59:00 PM

Kiko Calero will make his Grapefruit League debut on Sunday.

Calero was signed to a minor league contract earlier this month. He posted a 1.95 ERA, 1.10 WHIP and 69/30 K/BB ratio in 60 innings with the Marlins last season, but concerns about the health of his shoulder left him without a major league contract this winter. As long as he's healthy, he has a pretty good shot at making the team.
Sat, Mar 13, 2010 03:35:00 PM

According to Joel Sherman of the New York Post, right-hander Kiko Calero will earn $850,000 if he makes the major league roster.

He could earn another $650,000 in performance bonuses. As opposed to some minor league deals we have seen this spring, there is no opt-out clause if Calero is sent to the minors. There are already some whispers about the health of his shoulder, but it's a pretty low risk move by the Metropolitans.
Thu, Mar 4, 2010 03:50:00 PM

Mets signed RHP Kiko Calero to a minor league contract.

If he's healthy, he'll earn almost certainly win a roster spot during spring training. Calero, 35, remained unsigned this winter due to injury concerns, however he posted a 1.95 ERA, 1.10 WHIP and 69/30 K/BB ratio in 60 innings with the Marlins last season. He might not have found the money he wanted, however he'll have a great opportunity to be the primary set-up man in New York.
Thu, Mar 4, 2010 03:19:00 PM

According to SNY, the Mets have signed reliever Kiko Calero to a minor league contract.

It's a nice gamble for a team in search of a set-up man. Calero has had some injury questions of his own, however he posted a 1.95 ERA, 1.10 WHIP and 69/30 K/BB ratio in 60 innings for the Marlins last season.
Source: SNY
Thu, Mar 4, 2010 02:44:00 PM

According to Newsday's Ken Davidoff, the Mets are interested in reliever Kiko Calero but are only willing to offer him a minor league contract.

The Mets, along with baseball's other 29 teams, have real concerns about Calero's recent run of injuries. The 35-year-old unloaded an impressive 1.95 ERA, 1.10 WHIP and 69/30 K/BB ratio in 60 innings for the Marlins last season, but he may have to settle for a minors deal and spring camp invite.
Sun, Feb 28, 2010 11:32:00 AM

The Cubs are still in touch with free agent relievers Kiko Calero and Chan Ho Park, reports Jon Paul Morosi of FOXSports.com.

Hard to argue with either of them. Calero, 35, compiled a 1.95 ERA, 1.10 WHIP and 69/30 K/BB ratio in 60 innings with the Marlins last season while the 36-year-old Park found success out of Philadelphia's pen, posting a 2.52 ERA in 50 innings. The Cubs could use another solid bullpen arm, but will probably take whoever is willing to accept a one-year deal.
Thu, Jan 28, 2010 08:54:00 AM

The Cubs are negotiating with RHP Kiko Calero, reports FOXSports.com's Jon Paul Morosi.

Calero posted a 1.97 ERA over 60 innings for the Marlins in 2009. A 10.4 K/9 is very attractive, but concerns with his torn rotator cuff in 2008 are scaring teams away from the two-year deal the 35 year old is asking for. Chicago is in need of a late-inning reliever, so Calero makes sense.
Wed, Jan 20, 2010 09:08:00 PM

Adding free agent reliever Kiko Calero appears to be a "top priority" for the Giants, according to Mychael Urban of CSNBayArea.com.

Calero, 34, posted an impressive 1.95 ERA, 1.10 WHIP and 69/30 K/BB ratio in 60 innings last season for the Marlins but some clubs have expressed concern about his throwing shoulder. He was limited to five appearances in 2008 due to a torn rotator cuff and he sat out with soreness in '09.
Fri, Jan 15, 2010 02:19:00 PM

The Cubs have "checked on" free agent reliever Kiko Calero, according to Jon Paul Morosi of FOXSports.com.

They're concerned about his shoulder, however, and wouldn't be willing to offer much of a contract. Calero, 34, posted an impressive 1.95 ERA, 1.10 WHIP and 69/30 K/BB ratio in 60 innings this season for the Marlins but he made only five appearances in 2008 due to a torn rotator cuff and he experienced soreness in the same region last season. The Giants also expressed interest in the right-hander as recently as one week ago.
Wed, Jan 13, 2010 12:03:00 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1A.J. Ellis
2Drew Butera
1B1Adrian Gonzalez
2B1Dee Gordon
2Justin Turner
SS1Hanley Ramirez
2Miguel Rojas
3Darwin Barney
4Erisbel Arruebarrena
3B1Juan Uribe
LF1Carl Crawford
2Scott Van Slyke
CF1Yasiel Puig
RF1Matt Kemp
2Andre Ethier
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Clayton Kershaw
2Zack Greinke
3Hyun-Jin Ryu
4Dan Haren
5Roberto Hernandez
6Kevin Correia
7Josh Beckett
8Paul Maholm
9Chad Billingsley
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Kenley Jansen
2Brian Wilson
3J.P. Howell
4Chris Perez
5Brandon League
6Jamey Wright
7Carlos Frias
8Paco Rodriguez
9Chris Withrow
10Onelki Garcia
11Pedro Baez