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Chad Cordero signs minor league contract with Angels

Feb 13, 2013, 8:57 PM EDT

We’ll go ahead and let the 30-year-old right-hander break his own news:

Cordero has logged only 14 innings in the major leagues since the end of the 2007 season and did not pitch at any level in 2012. But he is over the shoulder issues that have plagued him and ready for another shot. The former first-round pick of the Expos posted a 1.82 ERA and 0.97 WHIP in 74 1/3 frames with the Nationals in 2005 while leading the league with 47 saves. He owns 128 career saves and a 2.89 career major league ERA.

Cordero will report to minor league camp with the Angels, according to beat writer Alden Gonzalez, and will not be in the running for a spot in Anaheim’s Opening Day bullpen.

  1. natslady - Feb 13, 2013 at 9:10 PM

    Great memories of the Chief in NatsTown. Great guy, wish him all the best!

  2. whmiv21 - Feb 13, 2013 at 9:16 PM

    Wow, he’s only 30?

  3. bartis982 - Feb 13, 2013 at 9:21 PM

    I thought the same thing. Seems like he’s been around fit a while.

  4. halohonk - Feb 13, 2013 at 10:44 PM

    Ex Titan coming home. You can never have enough arms. Gonna throw some innings in the spring to save the wear n tear on our regulars. Maybe with some luck he can make it to the show again. Gotta lotta SoCal boys Weaver, Wilson, Vargas, Mad dog, Trumbo, Conger. No place like home.

    • jarathen - Feb 14, 2013 at 7:59 AM

      I always like to see hometown players on a team; it makes you feel like it’s not just about mercenary contracts. Best of luck to Cordero.

  5. lyon810 - Feb 13, 2013 at 10:48 PM

    Have to pull for one of the few remaining Expos still around

  6. mazblast - Feb 13, 2013 at 11:23 PM

    “But he is over the shoulder issues that have plagued him and ready for another shot.”

    Says who, other than him, his agent, and his mother? Call me cynical, but it seems like we’ve heard this story before.

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