Francisco Cordero RP HOU Jul 26 '12
Francisco Cordero is unavailable Thursday against the Pirates.
Cordero, who was acquired from the Blue Jays last week, has blown back-to-back save chances while allowing six runs on five hits and three walks over 2 1/3 innings. Wilton Lopez would get the ball in a save situation Thursday and figures to take over the gig before long.
Francisco Cordero RP HOU Jul 21 '12
With Brett Myers traded to the White Sox, Francisco Cordero will take over as the Astros' full-time closer.
Cordero was acquired from the Blue Jays on Friday in the Brandon Lyon deal. He has struggled this season, posting a 5.60 ERA, 1.76 WHIP and 26/14 K/BB ratio through his first 35 1/3 innings. He does have plenty of experience in the role, however, converting 329 saves in his big league career. He's now a must own in all formats.
Francisco Cordero RP HOU May 09 '12
Francisco Cordero took an ugly loss Tuesday, giving up five runs in the ninth against the A's.
Cordero blew the save in a 3-2 game by giving up a double, a sac bunt and an RBI single. After a stolen base and two intentional walks, he then gave up a walkoff grand slam to Brandon Inge. The poor outing may well cost him his role as Toronto's interim closer, as his ERA is all of the way up to 9.53. The Jays might want to go to Jason Frasor and Darren Oliver in save opportunities.
Francisco Cordero RP HOU May 01 '12
Francisco Cordero took his second consecutive blown save on Tuedsay, giving up an RBI single to Michael Young in the ninth inning.
Cordero had started out strong as a fill-in for the injured Sergio Santos, but he's now blown consecutive chances and his ERA has ballooned to 5.73. Perhaps the Blue Jays would be better served trying Luis Perez or Casey Janssen in the night-inning role until Santos returns.
Francisco Cordero RP HOU Apr 23 '12
Francisco Cordero notched his second save of the season with a scoreless ninth inning in Monday's win over the Royals.
Cordero allowed a leadoff single to Mike Moustakas but then got Brayan Pena to ground into a double play and Mitch Maier to pop out. The veteran closer has just a 4.50 ERA and 1.62 WHIP in the early going, but he should be a solid enough stopper while Sergio Santos is on the shelf.
Francisco Cordero RP HOU Apr 22 '12
Francisco Cordero will serve as the Blue Jays' closer while Sergio Santos (shoulder) is on the disabled list.
The Jays don't anticipate a lengthy stay on the DL for Santos, but they have a nice fall-back option in Cordero. The veteran right-hander has given up three runs in his first six innings this season but has also recorded six strikeouts. Santos owners should pick him up right away.
Francisco Cordero RP HOU Feb 07 '12
Francisco Cordero understands his role as the Blue Jays' setup man in 2012, vowing to "treat the eighth inning like the ninth and get us to [Sergio] Santos."
Cordero added, "They explained to me what my role is going to be, I agreed to it, and I'll be more than happy to do it." The 36-year-old has been a closer for most of his career and is 12th on the all-time saves list. With anointed closer Sergio Santos amassing eight blown saves in 39 career chances, Cordero could accrue more value as the season progresses.
Francisco Cordero RP HOU Feb 01 '12
Blue Jays signed RHP Francisco Cordero to a one-year, $4.5 million contract.
The deal was reported last week, but wasn't made official until Wednesday. Cordero struggled to find a job this winter and ultimately settled for a set-up role with the Blue Jays after the Reds signed Ryan Madson to serve as their closer. The 36-year-old right-hander posted a 2.45 ERA and 37 saves as the Reds' closer last season, but his fastball velocity and strikeout rate were both on the decline. He likely won't be relevant in mixed leagues unless Sergio Santos struggles or hits the disabled list.