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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Cordero was claimed off waivers by the Blue Jays on Wednesday and optioned to Triple-A Buffalo, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca reports.
Cordero has found a new home after being designated for assignment by the Nationals last week. Prior to being removed from Washington's 40-man roster, the 27-year-old compiled a 6.00 ERA, 1.73 WHIP and 17:9 K:BB in 15 innings with Triple-A Fresno.
Cordero was designated for assignment by the Nationals on Thursday, Brittany Ghiroli of The Athletic reports.
This move frees up a spot on the 40-man roster for Gerardo Parra, who was signed to a major-league deal in a corresponding move. The 27-year-old Cordero struggled to a 6.00 ERA, 1.73 WHIP and 17:9 K:BB in 15 innings with Triple-A Fresno prior to receiving the DFA. He made 22 appearances for the Nationals in 2018, posting a 5.68 ERA, 1.84 WHIP and 12:12 K:BB in 19 innings.
Cordero was optioned to Triple-A on Monday, Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reports.
Cordero will open the season back in the minors after struggling to a 9.00 ERA through five spring appearances. The 27-year-old, who struggled to a 5.68 ERA in his first taste of the majors last season, will provide bullpen depth for the Nationals.
Cordero was recalled from Triple-A Syracuse ahead of Saturday's game against the Marlins, Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reports.
Cordero has appeared in two games for the Nationals in 2018, allowed two runs while striking out one over 2.1 frames. He'll provide an additional arm out of Washington's bullpen during his latest stint in the majors.
The Nationals optioned Cordero to Triple-A Syracuse on Tuesday, Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reports.
Cordero will return to the minors to clear a spot in the Washington bullpen for Greg Holland, who officially inked a contract with the team Tuesday. During his first big-league callup, Cordero made two appearances, giving up two earned runs on two hits and four walks over 2.1 innings.
Cordero's contract was selected from Triple-A Syracuse on Wednesday, Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reports.
He will assume the 40-man and active roster spots of fellow reliever Shawn Kelley, who was designated for assignment in a corresponding move. The 26-year-old Cordero, who has yet to make his MLB debut, posted a 1.67 ERA and 47 strikeouts across 43 innings at Syracuse this season.
Cordero was designated for assignment by the Nationals on Monday, Jorge Castillo of The Washington Post reports.
Cordero was ousted from the 40-man roster to clear room for Brandon Kintzler, who was acquired from the Twins on Monday. The 25-year-old struggled to a 6.54 ERA and 1.76 WHIP in 42.2 innings with Double-A Harrisburg this season, so there's a good chance he'll slip through waivers untouched and return to Double-A.
Cordero was returned to the Nationals minor league camp Monday, The Washington Post reports.
The former Phillies farmhand dealt with shoulder issues last season, but Cordero's strikeout potential could allow him to factor into the Nationals bullpen mix down the road if he gets off to a good start at Triple-A Syracuse this year.
|Last 7 Games|
|10/01||@ OAK||L 4-6||0||0||0||1.0||0||0||0||0|
|09/30||@ OAK||L 3-5||0||0||0||2.2||1||0||1||2|
|09/27||vs CHC||L 8-10||0||0||0||1.0||2||2||1||1|
|09/25||vs CHC||L 0-10||0||0||0||0.1||0||0||0||0|
|09/24||@ CLE||L 4-5||0||0||0||0.2||3||3||0||0|
|09/21||@ CLE||L 4-7||0||0||0||2.0||2||1||2||0|
|09/19||@ CIN||W 5-0||0||0||0||1.0||1||0||0||2|
|More Pitching Stats|
|Minor League Pitching Stats|
|2012||R-Dsl Blue Jays||17.2||7||3||0||1||3||0||18||11||13||5.76||1.395|
|2013||R-Bluefield Blue Jays||1.0||1||0||0||0||0||0||1||1||0||0.00||1.000|
|2013||R-Gcl Blue Jays||25.1||15||2||0||4||2||0||30||17||30||5.74||1.873|
|2015||AFA-Dunedin Blue Jays||25.1||15||0||0||0||1||1||24||6||24||2.51||1.195|
|2015||AA-New Hampshire Fisher||24.2||17||0||0||0||1||1||22||14||16||2.98||1.240|
|2015||AA-Reading Fightin Phil||17.0||13||0||0||0||0||0||18||4||11||2.12||0.882|
|2016||AAA-Lehigh Valley IronPi||1.1||1||0||0||0||1||0||1||2||4||32.73||5.455|
|2016||AA-Reading Fightin Phil||13.0||11||0||0||1||1||1||6||1||13||3.46||1.077|