Jimmy Cordero joins Yankees’ 40-man roster

Jimmy Cordero was playing for the Chicago White Sox.

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Pitcher Jimmy Cordero has joined the Yankees’ 40-man roster. The New York franchise made an announcement of the same on Thursday. The Yankees had signed the right-hander in 2021 for a minor league contract.

The 31-year-old played the MLB for the Nationals, the Blue Jays, and the White Sox before the Yankees signed him in December 2021. Jimmy Cordero underwent Tommy John surgery in March of that year and was unable to play any game that season.

Jimmy Cordero pitched 83 innings in MLB from 2018 to 2020. During that time, he had an ERA of 4.55. After signing with the Yankees, the pitcher played 32 times for the Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders. In 38 2/3 innings, he had an ERA of 2.09 and a strikeout rate of 31.8%, and a ground ball rate of 51.7%.

His MiLB performance attracted the attention giving him a spot on a 40-man Yankees roster. Jimmy Cordero still has one option year left, so the Yankees can use him as a depth arm option in 2023. The pitcher has between two and three years of MLB experience, which means that if he keeps that roster spot, they can keep him around for a long time.

Do you think Jimmy Cordero will help boost the Yankees bullpen?

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