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September 24, 2020 11:00 PM
Royals' Franchy Cordero: Exits with leg cramps
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

September 25, 2020 01:24 AM
Royals' Franchy Cordero: Goes deep twice against Cardinals
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

September 23, 2020 05:56 PM
Royals' Franchy Cordero: Returns from injured list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

August 11, 2020 11:28 PM
Royals' Franchy Cordero: Undergoes hamate surgery
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

August 11, 2020 11:24 AM
Royals' Franchy Cordero: Transferred to 60-day injured list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

August 9, 2020 11:40 AM
Royals' Franchy Cordero: Lands on IL with sprained wrist
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

August 8, 2020 02:00 PM
Royals' Franchy Cordero: Sitting again Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

August 7, 2020 03:12 PM
Royals' Franchy Cordero: Out again Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

August 6, 2020 02:40 PM
Royals' Franchy Cordero: Remains out Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

August 6, 2020 12:00 AM
Royals' Franchy Cordero: Managing wrist injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

August 6, 2020 02:08 AM
Royals' Franchy Cordero: Late scratch Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

August 4, 2020 03:52 PM
Royals' Franchy Cordero: Not starting Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

July 25, 2020 02:20 PM
Royals' Franchy Cordero: Not in lineup Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

July 23, 2020 11:44 PM
Royals' Franchy Cordero: Secures 30-man spot
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cordero was added to Kansas City's 30-man roster Thursday, Jeffrey Flanagan of 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.

July 22, 2020 03:24 PM
Royals' Franchy Cordero: Likely to begin season in majors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

July 17, 2020 08:04 AM
Royals' Franchy Cordero: Traded to Royals
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cordero was traded to the Royals along with Ronald Bolanos (ribs) in return for Tim Hill on Thursday, Jeffrey Flanagan of 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.

July 15, 2020 09:20 PM
Padres' Franchy Cordero: May be pushed out of roster spot
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cordero is in danger of being left off the Padres' 30-man roster, AJ Cassavell of reports.

The emergence of Edward Olivares -- who has turned heads both in spring training and in summer camp -- has suddenly put Cordero's spot on the roster in jeopardy. Aside from Olivares' superior performance in exhibition play, the fact that he is right-handed (and thus capable of forming a platoon with centerfielder Trent Grisham) may give him a leg up over Cordero in the battle to be the team's fourth outfielder.

April 24, 2020 11:24 PM
Padres' Franchy Cordero: Optimism about health abounds
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Padres are hoping that Cordero's injury troubles are behind him following successful stints in the Dominican Winter League and spring training, Bill Center of FriarWire reports.

For all of Cordero's natural skills, his development as a big leaguer has been stalled by a series of injuries that have limited him to a combined 71 games in the minors and majors over the past two seasons. However, the 25-year-old made a strong impression with Escogido of the Dominican Winter League, slashing .364/.462/.576 with a 1.037 OPS. His strong play continued this spring when Cordero hit .250/.350/.438 with a home run, a stolen base and three walks over 20 plate appearances in Cactus League action. Cordero is expected to make the Padres' Opening Day roster and could emerge as a sleeper if he is able to finally stay healthy.

March 23, 2020 05:28 PM
Padres' Franchy Cordero: Roster spot likely
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cordero "appears to be a lock" to win an Opening Day roster spot as the Padres' fourth outfielder whenever baseball resumes, Kevin Acee of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

Cordero's two shortcomings in the past have been health and plate discipline, but he made it through winter ball and spring training without injuries, and Acee cited Cordero's patience at the plate this spring. He hit .250/.350/.438 in 20 plate appearances in spring training.

December 4, 2019 11:56 AM
Padres' Franchy Cordero: Playing winter ball
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cordero (quadriceps) made his debut in the Dominican Winter League on Tuesday, going 2-for-5 with two runs scored while playing for Leones del Escogido, Bill Center of reports.

The report confirms that Cordero is healthy again after his 2019 campaign came to an end Aug. 31, when he wasn't activated from the 60-day injured list while rehabbing at High-A Lake Elsinore. Multiple injuries have limited Cordero to just 270 total plate appearances in affiliated ball over the past two seasons, so a stint in the DWL will help him pick up some much-needed game action to make up for the time he lost. After he remained on the Padres' roster following Monday's non-tender deadline, Cordero should get the chance to compete for an outfield job with the big club in spring training.

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