Cordero with the Washington Nationals
Born: March 18, 1982|
|August 30, 2003 for the Montreal Expos|
Last MLB appearance
|July 9, 2010 for the Seattle Mariners|
|Earned run average||2.89|
Career highlights and awards
Chad Patrick Cordero (born March 18, 1982) is an American former professional baseball player. A pitcher, he played in Major League Baseball for the Montreal Expos / Washington Nationals and Seattle Mariners.
Cordero's best season was in 2005, when he was an All-Star and won the Rolaids Relief Man Award. During the period of 2005–2007, he recorded 113 saves, second most in the National League behind Trevor Hoffman's 131.
At age 18, Cordero was drafted by the San Diego Padres in the 26th round of the
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First two years
Cordero pitched briefly in 2003, and then appeared in 69 games for the Expos in
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2005 - the breakout year
The Expos became the Washington Nationals in 2005, and Cordero had a career best season. In June
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In the beginning of the
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Cordero missed almost all of the
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On March 12, 2009, he signed a minor league contract with the Seattle Mariners with an invitation to spring training. He was to compete for the closer role once he fully recovered from surgery, but was unable to make a minor league appearance until July. He was called up to the Mariners on June 3, 2010, taking the spot of the retired Ken Griffey, Jr. On July 15, 2010 he refused a minor league assignment from the Seattle Mariners and became a free agent. On July 21, 2010 Cordero agreed on a minor league deal with the New York Mets and was assigned to Triple A Buffalo.
On January 3, 2011 he signed a minor league contract with an invite to Spring Training with the Toronto Blue Jays. He was released on May 17. Cordero later signed with the St. Paul Saints of the American Association of Independent Professional Baseball, but retired on June 20, 2011.
On February 13, 2013, he signed a minor league contract with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim due to his desire to play again. He was assigned to the Inland Empire 66ers of the California League, the (high) Class-A affiliate of the Angels, to begin the season.
- "Former closer Cordero takes Griffey's roster spot". SeattlePI. June 3, 2010. Retrieved June 4, 2010.
- Ladson, Bill (2007-05-14). "Good and bad news for Nats". MLB.com. Retrieved 2009-06-20.
- Ladson, Bill (2007-06-13). "Cordero second fastest to 100 saves". MLB.com. Retrieved 2009-06-20.
- Zenz, Jay (July 25, 2008). "Bowden Suffering Through A Tough Week". Retrieved June 4, 2010.
- Blue Jays Release Chad Cordero, MLBTradeRumors.com, May 17, 2011.
- "Saints Sign Former ML's Cordero & Thomson". June 3, 2011. Retrieved June 20, 2011.
- "Hail to the Chief, Cordero Retires". June 20, 2011. Retrieved June 20, 2011.
- Svrluga, Barry (March 22, 2011). "Nationals/MLB". The Washington Post.
- Career statistics and player information from MLB, or ESPN, or Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or The Baseball Cube, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)