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Chad Cordero | Relief Pitcher

Team: Los Angeles Angels
Age / DOB:  (32) / 3/18/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Cal State Fullerton
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Angels reassigned RHPs Chad Cordero and Kevin Johnson and OF Matt Young to minor league camp.
Cordero has been sitting in the low-90s this spring, which is encouraging. He also put up a 19.06 ERA and 3.00 WHIP over seven Cactus League appearances, which is not encouraging. The 30-year-old right-hander is attempting a comeback after nearly two years away from the game due to shoulder woes. He'll report to Triple-A Salt Lake to start the season. Sun, Mar 24, 2013 12:29:00 PM

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Chad Cordero was knocked around for six runs over two-thirds of an inning in Monday's loss to the Athletics.

Ouch. Cordero allowed five hits and hit a batter in the nightmare outing. The 30-year-old right-hander is attempting a comeback this spring after nearly two years away from the game, so he can't afford too many clunkers.
Mon, Mar 4, 2013 06:46:00 PM

Chad Cordero hit 91 mph with his fastball Monday in his Cactus League debut with the Angels.

Cordero surrendered a home run to light-hitting shortstop Brendan Ryan, but he retired the other three Mariners hitters he faced. The 30-year-old right-hander hasn't appeared in the major leagues since 2010, primarily because of shoulder problems. He is likely to open the 2013 season at Triple-A.
Tue, Feb 26, 2013 12:00:00 AM

Angels signed RHP Chad Cordero to a minor league contract.

Cordero didn't pitch at all in 2012 and hasn't appeared in the majors since 2010, mostly due to shoulder issues. The former Nationals closer did not receive an invitation to spring training, so he'll obviously start in the minors and hope to earn a promotion at some point.
Wed, Feb 13, 2013 08:12:00 PM

Chad Cordero is hoping to make a comeback next year.

The 30-year-old right-hander had a 2.89 ERA and 128 saves over parts of seven seasons in the major leagues between the Expos, Nationals and Mariners, but has spent the past four years battling shoulder problems. He led the National League with 47 saves in 2005, when he made his lone All-Star appearance. Cordero announced his retirement after he was released by the Blue Jays last season, but he's since reconsidered.
Source: MLB.com
Sun, Apr 29, 2012 07:24:00 PM

Chad Cordero has announced his retirement.

Cordero recently joined the St. Paul Saints of the independent Northern League after being released by the Blue Jays last month. The 29-year-old right-hander had a 2.89 ERA and 128 saves over parts of seven seasons in the major leagues between the Expos, Nationals and Mariners, but has spent the better part of the past three years battling with shoulder problems. He led the National League with 47 saves in 2005, when he made his lone All-Star appearance.
Mon, Jun 20, 2011 09:58:00 PM

Blue Jays released RHP Chad Cordero.

Cordero surrendered 23 hits and 17 runs in 17 2/3 innings of work for Triple-A Las Vegas. He may struggle to get a quick contract form another organization.
Tue, May 17, 2011 09:57:00 AM

Chad Cordero (shoulder) allowed one run on two hits over one inning of work in his Grapefruit League debut Tuesday.

Cordero was shut down early in camp due to inflammation in his shoulder. He won't be on the Opening Day roster, but the Jays are optimistic that the 29-year-old right-hander can contribute at some point this season.
Tue, Mar 22, 2011 06:42:00 PM

Blue Jays manager John Farrell said Chad Cordero missed his scheduled bullpen session Tuesday with "some inflammation in the shoulder."

Of course, Cordero has been limited to nine major league appearances since undergoing labrum surgery in July of 2008, so he will stay off the mound for at least the next couple of days. The Blue Jays signed the 28-year-old right-hander to a minor league deal early last month.
Wed, Feb 23, 2011 08:41:00 AM

Blue Jays signed RHP Chad Cordero to a minor league contract.

He'll also get an invite to major league spring training. Cordero, who turns 29 in March, only made nine appearances in the major leagues last season as a member of the Mariners, but averaged 2.3 BB/9 and 9.1 K/9 over 35 2/3 innings at the Triple-A level. This is the very definition of low risk.
Mon, Jan 3, 2011 06:46:00 PM

According to Reynolds Sports, the Blue Jays have signed reliever Chad Cordero.

Cordero is represented by Reynolds Sports, so we're only awaiting an official announcement from the team. It's likely he received a minor league deal with a spring training invite. The former All-Star returned from labrum surgery and posted a 6.52 ERA over nine appearances with the Mariners in 2010. Despite his lack of success in limited opportunities in the big leagues last season, he did average 2.3 BB/9 and 9.1 K/9 in the minors, so it's worth taking a chance on a rebound.
Mon, Jan 3, 2011 05:30:00 PM

Mets signed RHP Chad Cordero to a minor league contract.

Adding Cordero would have made plenty of sense for the Mets three years ago, but he's likely to be nothing more than organizational filler at this point. The 28-year-old right-hander compiled a 6.52 ERA over nine appearances with Seattle before refusing a minor league assignment last week.
Thu, Jul 22, 2010 02:36:00 PM

Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com reports that the Mets signed right-hander Chad Cordero to a minor league contract.

Rosenthal writes that the deal will be completed today. Cordero opted for free agency after being refusing a minor league assignment with the Mariners last week. The 28-year-old right-hander posted a 6.52 ERA in nine appearances with Seattle. The deal reunites him with his former GM Omar Minaya, but Cordero is unlikely to be a difference-maker.
Wed, Jul 21, 2010 09:16:00 AM

Chad Cordero has refused a minor league assignment and opted for free agency.

The M's cleared him off the 25-man roster in order to make room for left-hander Chris Seddon and right-hander Jamey Wright. Cordero, 28, posted a lousy 6.52 ERA over nine relief appearances after being promoted from Triple-A Tacoma last month. Some team will surely give him another shot, but we're not sure he has much left.
Thu, Jul 15, 2010 02:52:00 PM

Mariners purchased the contract of RHP Chad Cordero from Triple-A Tacoma.

Cordero, a former closer for the Nationals, will take the roster spot made vacant by Ken Griffey Jr.'s retirement. He posted a 4.12 ERA and a 22/4 K/BB ratio in 17 appearances for Triple-A Tacoma this season and allowed only one earned in his last six appearances with the minor league club.
Thu, Jun 3, 2010 07:13:00 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Chris Iannetta
2Hank Conger
3John Buck
1B1Albert Pujols
2B1Howie Kendrick
SS1Erick Aybar
2John McDonald
3Shawn O'Malley
3B1Gordon Beckham
2Luis Jimenez
LF1Josh Hamilton
2Grant Green
CF1Mike Trout
2Tony Campana
RF1Kole Calhoun
2Collin Cowgill
3Brennan Boesch
DH1David Freese
2C.J. Cron
3Efren Navarro
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jered Weaver
2C.J. Wilson
3Hector Santiago
4Matt Shoemaker
5Garrett Richards
6Tyler Skaggs
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Huston Street
2Joe Smith
3Jason Grilli
4Kevin Jepsen
5Joe Thatcher
6Mike Morin
7Fernando Salas
8Yoslan Herrera
9Michael Roth
10Cam Bedrosian
11Cory Rasmus
12Vinnie Pestano
13Sean Burnett
14Brian Moran