Cordero has posted a 1.195 OPS with five home runs and 15 RBI over 15 games since he was demoted to Triple-A Worcester.
Cordero fizzled in the majors with a .502 OPS before being sent down May 27, but he's doubled that figure during his time with the WooSox. What's made manager Alex Cora take notice is his ability to control the zone, per Jordan Horrobin of MLB.com. "Forget the home runs, [it's] the walks," Cora said. "He's been walking a lot, and I think that's very important. The more he shows control of the strike zone, the better it's gonna be for him." Indeed, Cordero's doubled his walk rate since being demoted, going from 5.9 percent in the majors to 12.9 percent in the minors. The Red Sox passed up a chance to promote Cordero on Monday, instead calling up Michael Chavis to take the roster spot made available by designating Ryan Weber for assignment. That suggests the club would like to see Cordero sustain his good habits for a longer stretch of time.
Cordero was optioned to Triple-A Worcester on Thursday, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports.
Cordero had sporadic playing time recently after he hit .179 with a home run and nine RBI to begin the season. He could return to the major-league roster at some point in 2021, but he'll attempt to sort things out in the minors for now.
Cordero went 1-for-3 with a solo home run and a strikeout in Sunday's 6-2 loss to the Phillies.
Cordero put the Red Sox on the board with his home run in the eighth inning Sunday, but the team was unable to mount a comeback. The 26-year-old has appeared in four of the last eight games and has gone 4-for-12 with a home run, three doubles and three RBI during that time.
Cordero is out of the lineup Sunday against the Angels, Bill Koch of The Providence Journal reports.
Cordero went 2-for-4 with two doubles and two RBI on Saturday to bust out of an 0-for-18 slump, but he'll take a seat Sunday with lefty Jose Quintana on the mound for Los Angeles. J.D. Martinez will start in left field while Xander Bogaerts serves as the designated hitter Sunday.
Cordero went 2-for-4 with two doubles and two RBI in Saturday's 9-0 win over the Angels.
Cordero's fourth-inning double snapped an 0-for-18 skid, and the two hits raised the outfielder's batting average to .167 and OPS to .448. As those numbers suggest, he's suffered through multiple funks this season. Cordero has minor-league options remaining, so the Red Sox could make a switch at some point if he continues along in the same manner.
Cordero is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Athletics, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.
The lefty-swinging Cordero will move to the bench with southpaw Sean Manaea on the hill for Oakland. J.D. Martinez will draw the start in left field in place of Cordero, who has gone 0-for-16 over his last six games to drop his season average to .150.
Cordero will start in left field and bat eighth Sunday against the Orioles, Jen McCaffrey of The Athletic reports.
Cordero, who is in the lineup for the third time in five games, looks to be the main beneficiary of Enrique Hernandez's (hamstring) move to the injured list earlier this weekend. Though the lefty-hitting Cordero will still likely sit against most left-handed starters, he should be able to play regularly against right-handed pitching as part of an outfield that includes Alex Verdugo and Hunter Renfroe. Cordero has thus far endured a brutal start to his first season in Boston, slashing .179/.247/.224 through 74 plate appearances.
Cordero went 3-for-5 with a double, an RBI and three runs scored during Thursday's victory over the Tigers.
Cordero came in to replace Enrique Hernandez after he limped off the field following an RBI single to lead off the bottom of the first. The 26-year-old contributed an RBI double during his first at-bat in the second inning, then singled and scored in the sixth. To top it off, with the score knotted in the eighth, Cordero brought in the go-ahead run when a fielding error by Jeimer Candelario allowed him to reach first. It was a promising day for Cordero, who had been in an 0-for-25 slump dating back to April 19.
Cordero went 0-for-4 in Friday's 6-1 win over the Rangers.
Cordero returned to the starting lineup after being held out from starting the last four games, which included two contests against righties. That is significant because the lefty-hitting outfielder had been a lineup fixture against right-handers. Friday's 0-fer extended his run of at-bats without a hit to 17, including 11 strikeouts during the span.
Cordero is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Rangers, Jen McCaffrey of The Athletic reports.
The lefty-hitting Cordero was on the bench for four of the Red Sox's last five games, with his absences coming either when Boston was facing a left-handed starting pitcher or couldn't use a DH in a National League park. However, with Boston resuming American League play Thursday against Rangers right-hander Kyle Gibson, Cordero's continued presence on the bench is more noteworthy. Alex Verdugo will pick up a start in left field for Cordero, who may have fallen into a fourth-outfielder role for the time being after producing a .489 OPS in his first 51 plate appearances of the season.
Cordero is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Mets, Bill Koch of The Providence Journal reports.
With no designated hitter available in Queens, the Red Sox will use J.D. Martinez in left field Wednesday, leaving no room in the starting nine for Cordero. Playing time has been difficult to come by of late for Cordero, who is on the bench for the fourth time in five games.
Cordero is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Mets, Christopher Smith of The Springfield Republican reports.
With a lefty (David Peterson) on the hill and the game taking place in a National League park, Boston will deploy J.D. Martinez in left field.
Cordero is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Mariners, Christopher Smith of The Springfield Republican reports.
The Red Sox are facing a lefty starting pitcher (Nick Margevicius) for the second time in three days, so the lefty-hitting Cordero will take a seat while Boston manager Alex Cora stacks up on extra right-handed bats. J.D. Martinez will cover Cordero's usual spot in left field.
Cordero is not in the lineup Friday versus the Mariners, Christopher Smith of The Springfield Republican reports.
Cordero is 2-for-17 over his past six appearances and will head to the bench with southpaw Yusei Kikuchi starting for Seattle. Alex Verdugo, Enrique Hernandez and Hunter Renfroe will start from left to right in the outfield Friday.
Cordero is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Blue Jays, Christopher Smith of The Springfield Republican reports.
As usual, the lefty-hitting Cordero will be on the bench with a southpaw (Hyun Jin Ryu) on the mound for the opposition. J.D. Martinez will cede his typical designated-hitter duties to Kevin Plawecki and fill in for Cordero in left field.
Cordero went 2-for-4 with two RBI and a walk in Monday's 11-4 win over the White Sox.
Cordero notched his first RBI of the game in the bottom of the first on a single, and he would drive in another on an infield single in the fourth. The 26-year-old is hitting .270 with two extra-base hits, six RBI and four walks through 14 contests in 2021.
Cordero is not in the lineup for Game 1 of Sunday's doubleheader versus the White Sox, Christopher Smith of The Springfield Republican reports.
Cordero started the past four games but will take a seat for the matinee after going 1-for-11 with seven strikeouts during that stretch. Alex Verdugo will shift to left field while Enrique Hernandez starts in center for Boston against southpaw Dallas Keuchel.
Cordero will sit Tuesday against the Twins, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.
Cordero was expected to sit Monday against lefty J.A. Happ. With that game getting canceled and Happ starting Tuesday instead, it's no surprise to see Cordero still out of the lineup. Alex Verdugo will slide to left field in his absence.
Cordero is out of the lineup for Monday's game against the Twins.
The lefty-hitting Cordero will take a seat with the Twins bringing southpaw J.A. Happ to the hill for the series opener. Enrique Hernandez will fill in for Cordero in left field.
Cordero isn't in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Orioles, Ian Browne of MLB.com reports.
Cordero has recorded hits in each of the last four contests, but he'll retreat to the bench with left-hander Bruce Zimmermann on the mound for Baltimore on Saturday. Marwin Gonzalez will take his place in left field and bat sixth.
|Last 7 Games|
|05/23||@ PHI||L 2-6||3||1||1||1||1||0||0|
|05/22||@ PHI||W 4-3||4||0||1||0||0||0||0|
|05/19||@ TOR||W 7-3||4||0||1||0||0||0||0|
|05/15||vs LAA||W 9-0||4||0||2||0||2||0||0|
|05/12||vs OAK||L 1-4||3||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|05/11||vs OAK||L 2-3||3||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|05/10||@ BAL||L 1-4||3||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|More Batting Stats|
|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|