Cordero passed his physical and began participating in team workouts Friday after being removed from the COVID-19 list, Ian Browne of MLB.com reports.
The 26-year-old arrived late to camp and subsequently landed on the COVID-19 injured list, but he cleared the league's protocols this week and is now working out with the team. Cordero may need some time to get built up before seeing game action, but he should have enough reps to be ready for Opening Day against the Orioles on April 1.
Cordero (COVID-19) flew to Fort Myers, Fla. on Monday and will go through intake protocols upon his arrival at Red Sox camp, Jen McCaffrey of The Athletic reports.
Cordero's start to camp has been delayed due to his placement on the COVID-19 injured list. He's still expected to have to wait a few more days to join his new teammates but should be with them by the middle of the week. He should still have enough time to get up to speed by Opening Day.
Cordero is expected to be activated off the COVID-19 injured list by Monday, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports.
Cordero hasn't been able to report to his new team yet, as he either tested positive for COVID-19 himself or was exposed to someone who did. Either way, he'll still have enough time to prepare for Opening Day as long as he shows up in camp soon.
Cordero was placed on the COVID-19 injured list Monday, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.
The news lines up with reports from earlier in the day which indicated that Cordero would be late arriving to camp. It's unclear whether he's battling the virus himself or has merely exposed to someone else who tested positive. With his timeline unclear, it remains to be seen whether or not he'll have enough time to get ready to take the field for his new team on Opening Day.
Red Sox manager Alex Cora said Monday that Cordero will be delayed in arriving to spring training, Ian Browne of MLB.com reports.
Boston held its first workout for position players Monday, but Cordero -- who was acquired two weeks ago in the three-team deal that sent Andrew Benintendi to Kansas City -- wasn't present for the session. Cora admitted he wasn't sure if Cordero's absence was related to a visa issue or another matter entirely, but more clarity on that front should come Tuesday. Assuming he's able to get to camp within the next week or so, Cordero shouldn't fall too far behind in his bid to capture an Opening Day starting role in the Boston outfield.
The Red Sox agreed to acquire Cordero from the Royals in exchange for Andrew Benintendi on Wednesday via a three-team trade that also includes the Mets, Jeff Passan of ESPN.com reports.
Cordero was acquired by the Royals from the Padres after the 2019 campaign, and he's now been traded in the second straight offseason. The 26-year-old appeared in 16 games for Kansas City in 2020 and went 8-for-38 with two homers and three doubles over 42 plate appearances. He should have every opportunity to secure a starting spot in Boston's outfield during spring training. Khalil Lee is also set to go from the Royals to the Mets in the deal, while Josh Winckowski goes from the Mets to the Red Sox, per Jon Heyman of MLB Network.
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.
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