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.
Cordero went 3-for-4 with two home runs and five total RBI in Wednesday's win over the Cardinals.
Cordero launched a three-run shot in the sixth inning off reliever Seth Elledge and a solo shot off Kodi Whitley, but he also plated another run with an RBI single in the bottom of the second that scored Hunter Dozier. This was Cordero's first game after being activated from the 45-day injured list Wednesday and he'll attempt to head into the offseason on a strong note in a four-game home series against the Tigers.
Cordero (wrist) was activated from the 45-day injured list Wednesday.
The 26-year-old underwent surgery on the hamate bone in his wrist wrist Aug. 11, and he'll return to the active roster after missing about six weeks. Edward Olivares has taken over a starting role in the outfield, but Cordero will start in center field Wednesday, batting eighth.
Cordero underwent surgery on his right hamate bone Tuesday, Alec Lewis of The Athletic reports.
Cordero was transferred to the 45-day injured list Monday with an initial diagnosis of a sprained wrist. Injuries will yet again prevent the toolsy outfielder from getting the chance to establish himself, as he appeared in just 11 games before suffering the injury. He technically still has time to return from the injured list in time to play in the last few games of the season, though it's not yet clear if that's a realistic possibility.
Cordero (wrist) was transferred to the 60-day injured list Monday. The 24-year-old was struggling while serving as outfield depth to begin 2020, going 4-for-26 with two doubles and two RBI over 11 games.
Cordero was placed on the 10-day injured list Sunday after tweaking his wrist during batting practice Wednesday, but the injury is evidently serious enough to keep him out for an extended period of time. As part of MLB's health and safety protocols during the COVID-19 pandemic, the 60-day injured list was reduced to 45 days, which means we could still see Cordero for a game or two this season. Fantasy owners in redraft leagues, though, can safely cut him.
Cordero was placed on the 10-day injured list Sunday after being diagnosed with a sprained right wrist.
Cordero hadn't started since tweaking his wrist in batting practice Wednesday, but he was able to make a pinch-hit at-bat Saturday in the Royals' 9-6 win over the Twins. The 25-year-old's wrist apparently didn't respond as well to the plate appearance as the Royals had hoped, so he'll now be shut down for at least a week while he looks to move past the injury. The Royals activated Hunter Dozier from the COVID-19 injured list in a corresponding move.
Cordero isn't in the lineup Saturday against the Twins.
Cordero will miss a fourth consecutive contest after tweaking his wrist during Wednesday's batting practice. Whit Merrifield will take Cordero's place in right field with Brett Phillips starting in center field.
Cordero (wrist) is not in the lineup Friday against the Twins.
The 25-year-old tweaked his wrist during Wednesday's batting practice and is out of the lineup for the third straight contest. Nick Heath receives another start in center field, with Alex Gordon and Whit Merrifield starting in the corner outfield spots.
Cordero (wrist) is not starting Thursday against the Cubs.
Cordero tweaked his wrist during batting practice Wednesday and will miss a second straight game as a result. Nick Heath is starting in center field in his absence, with Alex Gordon in left and Whit Merrifield in right.
Cordero was scratched from Wednesday's lineup against the Cubs due to a wrist injury, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.comreports.
The 25-year-old was set to start in center field Wednesday, but he was removed from the lineup after his wrist tightened up during batting practice. Manager Mike Matheny said they don't believe there's any structural damage, so Cordero should be considered day-to-day until the team updates his status.
Cordero was scratched from Wednesday's lineup against the Cubs, Alec Lewis of The Athletic reports.
Cordero was originally set to bat seventh and start in center field, but the Royals released an updated lineup with him on the bench. It's unclear if the 25-year-old's removal is due to an injury or if it's just a late lineup adjustment. Whit Merrifield will start in center field with Jorge Soler in right, while Ryan McBroom serves as the designated hitter.
Cordero isn't in the lineup Tuesday against the Cubs.
Cordero has seen an uptick in playing time recently with Hunter Dozier (illness) sidelined, but he's gone just 3-for-17 with a double, two RBI and one stolen base over the last six games. With the 25-year-old on the bench, Jorge Soler will shift to right field with Ryan McBroom serving as the designated hitter, batting fifth.
Cordero isn't in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Indians.
Although Hunter Dozier (illness) remains sidelined, Cordero will play a bench role for the second consecutive game Saturday. Whit Merrifield will shift to right field with Bubba Starling starting in center field, batting ninth.
Cordero was added to Kansas City's 30-man roster Thursday, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.
Cordero was acquired by the Royals earlier in the month and, as expected, is set to break camp with his new team. With Hunter Dozier (illness) sidelined to start the season, the outfielder could carve out a role for himself early on.
Cordero will likely start the season on the 30-man roster, Lynn Worthy of The Kansas City Star reports.
Cordero was in danger of losing his roster spot with the Padres, but he was traded to the Royals on Thursday and will likely take a spot on the 30-man roster with Hunter Dozier set to miss time after testing positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday. Cordero could carve out some playing time due to his defensive versatility in the outfield. The 25-year-old appeared in nine games for the Padres in 2019, recording one extra-base hit with two runs, one RBI and one stolen base.
Cordero was traded to the Royals along with Ronald Bolanos (ribs) in return for Tim Hill on Thursday, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.
Cordero brings much-needed power potential to a Royals lineup that finished 28th in home runs with 162 long balls during 2019. The 25-year-old played in just nine major-league games last season while battling elbow and quadriceps injuries. The left-handed-hitting outfielder owns a .240/.306/.431 major-league slash line across three seasons and will likely get plenty of chances to improve on that line this season.
|Last 7 Games|
|09/27||vs DET||W 3-1||1||1||0||0||0||2||0|
|09/26||vs DET||L 3-4||1||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|09/25||vs DET||W 3-2||4||1||1||0||0||0||0|
|09/24||vs DET||W 8-7||2||1||0||0||0||1||0|
|09/23||vs STL||W 12-3||4||2||3||2||5||0||0|
|08/08||vs MIN||W 9-6||1||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|08/04||@ CHC||L 4-5||1||0||0||0||0||0||0|
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|Minor League Batting Stats|
|2014||AFX-Fort Wayne Tincaps||22||85||5||16||2||1||0||9||4||36||3||3||.188||.237||.235|
|2015||AFX-Fort Wayne Tincaps||126||481||59||117||13||1||5||34||31||121||22||11||.243||.293||.306|
|2017||AAA-El Paso Chihuahuas||93||390||68||127||21||18||17||64||23||118||15||4||.326||.369||.603|
|2018||AAA-El Paso Chihuahuas||7||27||3||7||1||0||1||1||4||10||3||0||.259||.355||.407|
|2019||AAA-El Paso Chihuahuas||11||46||7||10||2||1||3||8||4||19||0||0||.217||.294||.500|
|2019||AFA-Lake Elsinore Storm||2||8||0||1||0||1||0||2||--||4||0||0||.125||.125||.375|
|2019||ROK-AZL Padres 1||2||5||1||1||0||0||0||1||1||2||0||0||.200||.333||.200|