Cordero agreed to a one-year, $800,000 contract with the Royals on Tuesday, Mark Feinsand of MLB.com reports. Also related to Cordero is the fact that the Royals signed Michael Taylor to a one-year deal earlier in the week, with the expectation that Taylor will compete for playing time in center field. Cordero could outplay Taylor or get time in a corner, but the there will be more competition for playing time. Last season Cordero hit .211 with two home runs and one steal in 42 plate appearances. He missed significant time with a wrist injury.
Cordero is not in the lineup Sunday against the Tigers. Cordero started the first three games after returning from the injured list Wednesday and went 4-for-10 with two homers, but he now finds himself on the bench for the second straight contest. Edward Olivares starts in center field for the Royals in the season finale.
Cordero is not starting Saturday against Detroit, Alec Lewis of The Athletic reports. Cordero returned from hamate surgery Wednesday and started three straight games, going 4-for-10 with a pair of homers. He'll get a rest Saturday, with Edward Olivares serving as the center fielder.
Cordero (leg) will bat eighth and play center field Friday against the Tigers. Cordero left Thursday's game with leg cramps, but the issue was evidently a minor one, as he's ready to go without missing a single start. The outfielder has hit .219/.265/.469 in 13 games so far this season.
Cordero left Thursday's game against the Tigers with leg cramps, Lynn Worthy of The Kansas City Star reports. Nick Heath replaced Cordero in center field. Cordero is expected to be good to go for Friday's tilt.