Francisco Cordero RP BOS Aug 08 '12

Francisco Cordero has been diagnosed with a sprained ligament in his toe and is now in a walking boot.

Cordero was placed on the disabled list earlier this month and could struggle to return before the end of the season. He allowed 13 hits and 11 earned runs in five innings with the Astros before landing on the shelf.

Francisco Cordero RP BOS Aug 05 '12

Francisco Cordero will have his right foot examined by a Houston doctor this week.

Cordero has been dealing with inflammation in the sesamoid bone in his right foot for a few weeks and was finally placed on the disabled list Friday. Jeff Keppinger and Jason Castro previously dealt with a similar injury and had to have the bone removed, costing them 3-4 months of action. However, Astros manager Brad Mills said surgery is not considered an option at this point for Cordero.

Francisco Cordero RP BOS Jul 30 '12

Francisco Cordero (toe) retired the two batters he faced in a relief appearance Sunday.

Cordero hadn't thrown in four days because of a minor toe injury. The 37-year-old right-hander has been awful so far for the Astros but figures to still get save chances down the stretch. He has a 6.75 overall ERA.

Francisco Cordero RP BOS Jul 30 '12

Francisco Cordero returned to action on Sunday July 29.

Francisco Cordero RP BOS Jul 29 '12

Francisco Cordero (toe) was available out of the bullpen Saturday.

Cordero wasn't available to pitch Friday due to a toe injury. It remains to be seen whether he'll get the ball in the next save opportunity for the Astros after blowing his first two chances.

Francisco Cordero RP BOS Jul 27 '12

Francisco Cordero is unavailable Friday due to a toe injury.

It's a minor thing, so consider him day-to-day for now. Wilton Lopez would presumably get the ball in a save situation and should take the closer gig away from the struggling Cordero in time.

Francisco Cordero RP BOS 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 BOS 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 BOS 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 BOS 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.