Francisco Javier Cordero (born May 11, 1975 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic) is a Major League Baseball player for the Cincinnati Reds. Cordero, a relief pitcher, has filled the closer role for the Reds, after leaving the interdivision rival Brewers.
Cordero, nicknamed "Coco", throws a hard fastball—capable of reaching the upper 90s, and also has an excellent slider that he can throw for strikes early in the count, and which he uses as his outpitch.
He attended Colegio Luz Arroyo Hondo High School in the Dominican Republic.
On May 4, 2007 Cordero was selected as the winner of “DHL Presents the Major League Baseball Delivery Man of the Month Award” for April, 2007. This officially-sanctioned Major League Baseball (MLB) award recognizes the most outstanding relief pitcher during each month of the regular season.
In 2007 he was successful on his first 22 save attempts before, on June 9, Cordero blew his first save of the season against his former team, the Texas Rangers.
On September 25, 2007, Cordero was named as one of 10 finalist for the "DHL Presents the Major League Baseball Delivery Man of the Year Award." Cordero opted out of his contract and became a free agent. After mulling offers from the Brewers and Astros, he signed with the Reds.
IT'S CLOSING TIME RECENTLY ACQUIRED PITCHER FRANCISCO CORDERO SLAMS THE DOOR ON THE CUBS FOR HIS FIFTH SAVE.(SPORTS)
Aug 11, 2006; Byline: VIC FEUERHERD email@example.com 608-252-6175 MILWAUKEE -- The Milwaukee Brewers are still trying to figure out what,...