Monday, February 17, 2014

Sox Sign Francisco Cordero To Minors Deal

(AP Photo)
Former Reds closer Francisco Cordero has been signed to a minor league contract with the Red Sox—and will report to camp. The soon-to-be 39-year old missed all of last year to injury and pitched horribly in 2012 (7.55 ERA). Presumably, he would compete for a middle relief role. He does have 329 career saves and an ERA of 3.38 over 14 seasons. But, this one is a little curious—unless Boston has reports that Cordero can regain his previous velocity and strikeout rate.