Non Roster Invitee: Chad Cordero – Mariners

Sports - September 09, 2007Truth be told it’s probably not going to happen for Chad Cordero this spring. He’s given his all but considering he missed all of last season it’s tough to believe the Seattle Mariners would be thrilled about including him on their opening day roster.

For what it’s worth he’s regained much of his velocity and has been pitching well but alas this is spring training.

Mike Sweeney is in a similar position as he’s hit the cover off the ball and despite a .750 average there doesn’t appear to be any way the Mariners could sneak him no the roster for opening day.

Both players would be options later on but for Sweeney I don’t know if he sticks around with the club.

As for Cordero this is a guy who turns 28 in a few hours and picked up 128 saves in six seasons with the Washington Nationals. He has a career 2.78 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and despite not being the hardest throwing proved to be quite an asset to the Nationals at the end of games.

I figure the Mariners run him though Tacoma for a bit and personally I wouldn’t be surprised to see him in Seattle rather quickly should he pitch well and his arm hold up.

If not then I guess you can could me as wrong on this one.

Non-Roster Invitees
Pitchers B/T Ht Wt DOB
37 Jesus Colome R/R 6-2 240 12/23/77
33 Chad Cordero R/R 6-0 220 03/18/82
76 Josh Fields R/R 6-0 185 08/19/85
65 Nick Hill L/L 6-0 190 01/30/85
39 Mike Koplove R/R 6-0 165 08/30/76
66 David Pauley R/R 6-2 210 06/17/83
71 Mauricio Robles L/L 5-10 205 03/05/89
63 Chris Seddon L/L 6-3 220 10/13/83
64 Steven Shell R/R 6-4 215 03/10/83
30 Levale Speigner R/R 5-11 180 09/24/80
Catchers B/T Ht Wt DOB
41 Eliezer Alfonzo R/R 5-11 220 02/07/79
26 Josh Bard S/R 6-3 225 03/30/78
72 Steven Baron R/R 6-0 200 12/07/90
74 Luis Oliveros R/R 6-1 225 06/18/83
48 Guillermo Quiroz R/R 6-1 215 11/29/81
Infielders B/T Ht Wt DOB
59 Tommy Everidge R/R 6-0 275 04/20/83
60 Brad Nelson L/R 6-2 260 12/23/82
16 Josh Wilson R/R 6-0 175 03/26/81
6 Chris Woodward R/R 6-0 190 06/27/76
Outfielders B/T Ht Wt DOB
17 Corey Patterson L/R 5-10 180 08/13/79
61 Mike Wilson R/R 6-2 245 06/29/83
Designated Hitters B/T Ht Wt DOB
5 Mike Sweeney R/R 6-3 225 07/22/73