Astros Move Newly Acquired Francisco Cordero To Closer Role

With the Houston Astros trading away closer Brett Myers to the Chicago White Sox on Saturday, they needed to find a new closer. According to the Houston Chronicle's Zachary Levine, the Astros are promoting Francisco Cordero to the closers roll.

Cordero will have to replace Myers who was pitching well in the closers well as he converted 19 of his 20 save chances, a 3.52 ERA and 32 strike outs in 30.2 innings pitch.

The Astros acquired Cordero from the Toronto Blue Jays, and he has only pitched one time for the Astros which happened to be in Friday's loss against the Arizona Diamondbacks. So far this season, Cordero has a 3-5 record, two saves, a 5.60 ERA, 26 strikeouts in 35.1 innings pitched.

Read more on the Astros over at The Crawfish Boxes as well as SB Nation Houston. While Baseball Nation is your source for news and analysis around Major League Baseball.

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