SEATTLE - JUNE 04: Reliever Chad Cordero #33 of the Seattle Mariners pitches against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Safeco Field on June 4, 2010 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
Apologies to Yunel who had the link up faster here, but I can't promote fanshots and fanposts and I wanted to get something on the main page.
According to the twitter feed of the player's agent, Chad has recently completed a deal that will see him try his hand north of the border this coming year. There are no details as to the length or size of the contract but at this point given his recent injury concerns that this is one of those classic low risk high reward type signings.
In 2005 Chad Cordero was closing for the Washington Nationals and was great, he was an all-star and even got some Cy Young and MVP votes. More recently he has had his fair share of injury problems, he had shoulder surgery in 2008 and has only appeared in 9 major league games since that point.
You can see Chad's career stats here. He is still only 28 so he could turn it around.
He looks to be in the running for a bullpen spot with the team this year to replace one of the many arms that we have lost.
Personally I am kind of indifferent to the signing. One of those situations where I feel that if it works out then great, if not it is no big loss and the team won't be hurting because of it.
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Update: As per Gregor Chisholm (Jay's new beat reporter) the deal is a minor league contract