We’ll go ahead and let the 30-year-old right-hander break his own news:
comeback has officially begun.Just signed minor league deal with #Angels. Can’t believe I might have a chance 2 play for my hometown team
— Chad Cordero (@ChadCordero32) February 14, 2013
Cordero has logged only 14 innings in the major leagues since the end of the 2007 season and did not pitch at any level in 2012. But he is over the shoulder issues that have plagued him and ready for another shot. The former first-round pick of the Expos posted a 1.82 ERA and 0.97 WHIP in 74 1/3 frames with the Nationals in 2005 while leading the league with 47 saves. He owns 128 career saves and a 2.89 career major league ERA.
Cordero will report to minor league camp with the Angels, according to MLB.com beat writer Alden Gonzalez, and will not be in the running for a spot in Anaheim’s Opening Day bullpen.