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Top Jimmy Cordero News

  • Yankees' Jimmy Cordero: Activated, joins Triple-A

    Cordero (elbow) was activated from the 7-day injured list Thursday and joined Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, Conor Foley of The Scranton Times-Tribune reports.

    Cordero is set to make his return from Tommy John surgery, joining Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Thursday. He last pitched in 2020 with the White Sox, posting a 6.08 ERA and 1.58 WHIP with 22 strikeouts over 26.2 innings in 30 appearances. The 28-year-old will likely be on the Yankees' radar for a potential call-up in the coming months.

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  • Yankees' Jimmy Cordero: Advances to live batting practice

    Cordero (elbow) has advanced to throwing live batting practice, Conor Foley of The Scranton Times-Tribune reports.

    Cordero is working his way back from Tommy John surgery, a procedure he underwent in March of 2021. A typical recovery timeline would have him ready to return for game action at some point near the midpoint of this season.

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  • Yankees' Jimmy Cordero: Moves to injured list

    Cordero (elbow) was placed on the injured list at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Tuesday, Conor Foley of The Scranton Times-Tribune reports.

    Cordero underwent Tommy John surgery in March of 2021, so it's not much of a surprise he'll open this season on the injured list as he continues his recover. The 30-year-old inked a minor-league deal with the Yankees in December after being let go by the White Sox earlier in the offseason.

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  • Yankees' Jimmy Cordero: Signs with Yankees

    Cordero (elbow) signed a minor-league contract with the Yankees on Thursday, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports.

    Cordero elected free agency in early November after he was outrighted to Triple-A Charlotte. He's expected to be sidelined until at least the middle of the 2022 campaign after he underwent Tommy John surgery in March.

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  • Jimmy Cordero: Enters free agency

    The White Sox outrighted Cordero to Triple-A Charlotte on Friday, making him a free agent, LaMond Pope of the Chicago Tribune reports.

    The righty underwent Tommy John surgery in March and is unlikely to pitch sooner than the middle of next season, so his free agent market figures to be small. Cordero posted a 6.08 ERA and 1.58 in his most recent big-league action in 2020.

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  • White Sox's Jimmy Cordero: Shifts to 60-day IL

    Cordero (elbow) was placed on the 60-day injured list Sunday.

    The 29-year-old underwent Tommy John surgery Thursday, so it was only a matter of time before he landed on the 60-day IL. Cordero will miss the entirety of the 2021 campaign and also figures to be sidelined for the start of 2022.

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  • White Sox's Jimmy Cordero: Undergoes Tommy John surgery

    Cordero underwent successful Tommy John surgery Thursday, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

    Cordero was competing for a major-league bullpen spot during spring training, but he'll now miss the entire 2021 season following his surgery. The right-hander posted a 6.08 ERA and 1.58 WHIP over 26.2 innings during 30 relief appearances last year but will now face an extended recovery timetable.

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  • White Sox's Jimmy Cordero: Appealing suspension

    Cordero is appealing his three-game suspension and is available Saturday against the Cubs, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

    The 28-year-old received the three-game ban earlier in the day for intentionally hitting Willson Contreras with a pitch Friday, but he'll attempt to get the suspension reduced. Without the appeal Cordero was set to miss the final two games of the season plus the first game of 2021, but he'll now serve the entirety of the suspension, however many games that is, next season.

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  • White Sox's Jimmy Cordero: Suspended three games

    Cordero was hit with a three-game suspension Saturday after intentionally hitting Willson Contreras with a pitch Friday, Scott Merkin of MLB.com reports.

    The suspension rules Cordero out for the final two games of the year as well as the first game of next season. It won't affect his playoff availability, though his 5.61 ERA and 1.52 WHIP on the season mean he isn't particularly likely to make the White Sox's postseason roster.

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  • White Sox's Jimmy Cordero: Takes extra-inning loss

    Cordero (0-1) gave up two runs (one earned) on two hits in one inning, taking the loss Sunday versus Cleveland.

    Cordero fell victim to small ball, as Cleveland's first run against him came on a sacrifice bunt. The decisive second run scored on a Mike Freeman single. Cordero had pitched five consecutive scoreless outings after allowing two runs in one-third of an inning on Opening Day. The 28-year-old reliever has a 5.06 ERA, two holds and four strikeouts in 5.1 innings this season.

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  • White Sox's Jimmy Cordero: Gets five outs Friday

    Cordero allowed one hit, hit a batter, and struck out three over 1.2 innings to register a hold in Friday's 3-2 win over the Royals.

    Cordero made his most significant appearance of the season Friday, entering in the sixth inning with the White Sox clinging to a one-run lead. It was his fourth outing, the first three coming in the early innings when starters couldn't get deep. The 28-year-old right-hander fired 2.2 scoreless innings over the last three outings after ceding a pair of runs in the season opener.

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  • White Sox's Jimmy Cordero: Fires two scoreless innings

    Cordero threw two scoreless innings as a starter in Friday's intrasquad game, Scott Merkin of MLB.com reports.

    Cordero, who will be a reliever during the regular season, pitched well out of the bullpen for the White Sox in 2019 after spending time with three organizations before joining Chicago. "Jimmy has plus-plus stuff," White Sox bench coach Joe McEwing said. "The biggest thing with Jimmy is controlling the strike zone." Cordero is expected to fill a middle relief role this season.

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  • White Sox's Jimmy Cordero: Expected bullpen role

    Cordero is projected to be part of the White Sox's bullpen to start the 2020 season, Scott Merkin of MLB.com reports. He's allowed one run on two hits, a walk and a hit batsman while striking out five over 4.2 spring innings.

    The three organizations that employed Cordero in 2019 before he landed with the White Sox must be wondering what they missed. The flame-throwing right-hander allowed one earned run over 17.2 innings at Triple-A Charlotte before pitching effectively out of Chicago's bullpen (2.89 ERA) over the second half of the season. For a pitcher that throws mid-90s, Cordero doesn't strike out many batters, but the sink on it had opponents hitting balls into the ground (.189 BAA). He's expected to be part of a potentially good bullpen that should be able to shepherd leads from the seventh inning on.

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  • White Sox's Jimmy Cordero: Called up to big leagues

    The White Sox recalled Cordero from Triple-A Charlotte on Saturday, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

    A waiver pickup from the Mariners earlier this summer, Cordero immediately impressed with his new organization while working out of the Charlotte bullpen. Over his 13 relief outings with the affiliate, Cordero gave up one earned run and posted a 0.91 WHIP and 14 strikeouts across 17.2 innings. He'll likely work in lower-leverage situations initially for Chicago but could climb the depth chart quickly in a bullpen lacking in high-impact arms.

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  • White Sox's Jimmy Cordero: Claimed by White Sox

    Cordero was claimed off waivers by the White Sox on Friday and optioned to Triple-A Charlotte.

    Cordero moves on to his fourth organization of the season, having previously spent time in Washington, Toronto and Seattle. He's primarily spent his time in the minors, making just one big-league appearance for the Blue Jays. Carlos Rodon (elbow) was transferred to the 60-day injured list in a corresponding move.

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  • Mariners' Jimmy Cordero: Claimed by Mariners

    Cordero was claimed off waivers by the Mariners on Monday and optioned to Triple-A Tacoma.

    Cordero joins his third organization of the month after previously spending time with Toronto and Washington. He'll be a depth piece in Seattle for now, though the Mariners' bullpen isn't one of the harder units in the league to break into.

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  • Blue Jays' Jimmy Cordero: Designated for assigment

    Cordero was designated for assignment Thursday, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca reports.

    The Blue Jays decided to claim Zac Rosscup off waivers from the Mariners, so Cordero was cast off the 40-man roster less than two weeks after being claimed by Toronto. He will be exposed to waivers once again.

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  • Blue Jays' Jimmy Cordero: Heads to minors

    Cordero isn't listed on the Blue Jays' lineup card for Thursday's game against the Red Sox, signaling that he's been optioned to Triple-A Buffalo, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca reports.

    Cordero will surrender his spot on the active roster with the Blue Jays activating Clayton Richard (knee) from the 10-day injured list to start the series finale. The righty reliever was only up with the big club for two days, appearing in Wednesday's contest and giving up a run on two hits in 1.1 innings.

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  • Blue Jays' Jimmy Cordero: Up with big club

    Cordero was called up from Triple-A Buffalo prior to Tuesday's game against the Red Sox, Hazel Mae of Sportsnet reports.

    Ryan Tepera (elbow) landed on the injured list, so Cordero was summoned to take his spot in the bullpen. Cordero, who was claimed off waivers by the Blue Jays last week, gave up 10 earned runs while striking out 19 in 16 innings out of the bullpen at Triple-A this season.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-4, 222 lbs
Birthplace: San Cristobal, Dominican Republic
Age: 30
Experience: 2
Bats/Throws: R, R