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Mets sign Cordero

The team made it official this morning.

Too bad this isn't 2005.

Here's the info you need to know from the Mets: 

The New York Mets today announced that they have signed former All-Star righthanded reliever Chad Cordero to a minor league contract and assigned him to Buffalo (AAA) of the International League.


Cordero, 28, went 0-1 with a 6.52 ERA in nine games this year with the Seattle Mariners.  In 9.2 innings, he allowed 10 hits, seven runs, with five walks and six strikeouts.  Cordero refused his minor league option from Seattle and became a free agent on July 15.  The righty was also 0-1 with six saves and a 4.12 ERA (nine earned runs/19.2 innings) in 17 games with Seattle’s Triple-A affiliate Tacoma this season.


He made 14 minor league appearances last year with the rookie-level Arizona League Mariners and Everett (A) of the Northwest League after recovering from right shoulder surgery on July 8, 2008.


Cordero led the majors with 47 saves in 2005, while he posting a 1.82 ERA and earning a spot on the National League All-Star team that season. The following year he had two scoreless outings for Team USA during the World Baseball Classic.


The 6-0, 220-pounder is 20-15 with 128 saves and a 2.89 ERA during his seven-year major league career. 


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