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Erik Cordier | Relief Pitcher

Team: San Francisco Giants
Age / DOB:  (29) / 2/25/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 215
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
Contract: view contract details

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Erik Cordier has elected free agency.
Cordier cleared waivers after being designated for assignment by the Giants, but he has opted to explore the open market rather than accepting an outright assignment to Triple-A Sacramento. The right-hander holds a 1.50, 1.00 WHIP and 20/8 K/BB ratio over 12 innings in the minor leagues this season. May 29 - 8:52 PM

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Erik Cordier has cleared waivers.

He has three days to decide whether to accept an outright assignment to Triple-A Sacramento. Cordier holds a 1.50 ERA with 20 strikeouts over 12 frames for Sacramento this season.
May 27 - 1:57 PM

Giants activated RHP Erik Cordier from the 15-day disabled list; designated him for assignment.

Cordier is over his forearm injury, but the Giants decided they had a better use for a 40-man roster spot. The 29-year-old has control issues but had touch the upper-90s with his fastball, so there could be some interest in him on waivers.
May 17 - 1:19 PM

Erik Cordier (forearm) will make a minor league rehab start with Triple-A San Jose on Thursday.

Cordier is battling back from a strained right forearm that has sidelined him for the past few weeks. He should only need a couple of minor league appearances before becoming an option for the Giants bullpen.
Apr 16 - 6:18 PM

Erik Cordier (forearm) has resumed throwing off a mound.

He'll be cleared to face hitters soon. Cordier first dealt with his forearm issue a few weeks ago, but he feels like he's turned the corner and shouldn't be out much longer.
Apr 6 - 7:14 PM

Giants placed RHP Erik Cordier on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 27, with a right forearm strain.

Cordier has reported improvement in recent days and hopes to resume throwing soon. He's expected to function in a middle relief role with the Giants once he's able to return, which should be in mid-April.
Apr 5 - 4:17 PM

Erik Cordier is currently sidelined with a grade two forearm strain.

Cordier noted that he has been improving with treatment in recent days and hopes to resume throwing soon. The 29-year-old hurler is competing for a middle relief job in the Giants bullpen this spring.
Mar 21 - 12:48 PM

Giants recalled RHP Erik Cordier from Triple-A Fresno.

This is the first call-up to the big leagues for Cordier. The 28-year-old had a 3.59 ERA and 68/31 K/BB ratio over 52 2/3 innings this season in Triple-A. Control is an issue for him, but he has a big arm and misses bats.
Tue, Sep 2, 2014 09:14:00 AM

Giants signed RHP Erik Cordier to a one-year contract.

Cordier, 27, has a 4.29 ERA over eight minor league seasons. The right-handed reliever made 44 appearances in 2013 at Triple-A Indianapolis (Pirates), posting a 4.58 ERA and 65/28 K/BB ratio over 53 innings of work. The Giants will give him a shot at a bullpen job.
Wed, Nov 27, 2013 10:42:00 PM

Pirates signed RHP Erik Cordier to a minor league contract.

He also gets a spring training invite. Cordier, who turns 27 in February, posted an ugly 5.85 ERA in 32 1/3 innings this past season in the Braves' minor league system.
Wed, Nov 21, 2012 11:17:00 AM

Braves sent RHP Erik Cordier outright to Triple-A Gwinnett.

Cordier is now off Atlanta's 40-man roster. The 26-year-old righty had an ugly 5.85 ERA in 32 1/3 innings this past season in the Braves' minor league system.
Thu, Nov 1, 2012 09:57:00 AM

Braves optioned RHP Erik Cordier to Triple-A Gwinnett.

Cordier allowed two runs (one earned) over 4 1/3 innings this spring while striking out three and walking one. The 26-year-old right-hander had a 5.14 ERA and 65/51 K/BB ratio over 20 starts between Double- and Triple-A last year. There's little chance the 2004 second-round pick makes it as a starter at this point, but a move to the bullpen could give him a shot.
Wed, Mar 14, 2012 11:42:00 PM

Braves prospect right-hander Erik Cordier recently underwent a procedure on his right elbow.

According to Mark Bowman of, Dr. James Andrews cleaned some "debris" from Cordier's right elbow. As a result, he will be a little behind to begin spring training. Cordier, who turns 25 in February, posted a 3.82 ERA over 143 2/3 innings between Double-A Mississippi and Triple-A Gwinnett last season, averaging 7.3 K/9 and 4.8 BB/9. The former second-round pick has mostly been a starting pitcher in the minor leagues, but he probably profiles best as a reliever in the long-term.
Wed, Jan 19, 2011 02:30:00 PM

Braves purchased the contract of RHP Erik Cordier from Triple-A Gwinnett.

Cordier has been a starter throughout his minor league career but better profiles as a potential setup man. He can reach the mid-90s with his fastball but has a 4.8 BB/9 rate during his minor league career.
Fri, Nov 5, 2010 04:32:00 PM

Braves acquired RHP Erik Cordier from the Royals for shortstop Tony Pena Jr.

Give the master a big edge over his protege on this one. Pena had no place in Atlanta's future plans and was out of options, so he was a goner anyway. Cordier, a 2004 second-round pick, has to make a successful comeback from Tommy John surgery, but with his ability to reach the mid-90s with his fastball, the potential is there for him to develop into a middle-of-the-rotation starter or, more likely, a setup man. He doesn't figure to see the majors before 2009.
Fri, Mar 23, 2007 04:42:00 PM

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