Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Brewers Looking at Chad Cordero Tomorrow

According to JSOnline.com, the Brew Crew reportedly have interest in closer Chad Cordero. Cordero, who was injured almost all of last season (pitched just 4.1 innings due to shoulder surgery), is holding workouts for interested clubs. Milwaukee has been interested in the 27-year-old for awhile. They will be one of several teams to take a look at Cordero's throwing session on Wednesday.

Milwaukee previously signed Trevor Hoffman this offseason to shore up the closer role. But, with Hoffman's age (plus only a one-year deal), the Brewers would like to have a closer for the future and Cordero would fit that role. Milwaukee has yet to discuss anything about where Cordero fit's in the relief position. My speculation is that they would start him off slow since he missed a year and than slowly work him back as the setup man. That is unless Seth McClung (who I think will be the setup man to start the season) is doing a great job. If the Brewers sign Cordero and he pitches well through the season, I wouldn't be surprised if they gave Hoffman a few games off either, so they don't wear him out.

Cordero has impressive stats and would be a great signing for the Crew: 20 Wins, 14 losses, 320.2 INN., 292 K, 11 HLD, 128 Saves - 24 Blown Saves, 2.78 ERA.

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