OAKLAND — Chad Cordero was not among the final September callups for the
Cordero, who had a 2.79 earned-run average and 113 saves from 2005-07, was limited by shoulder injuries to 15 big league games from 2008-12, and his 2011 comeback attempt with Toronto ended amid his struggles to cope with the death of his 11-week-old daughter in December of 2010.
Angels General Manager Jerry Dipoto, based in part on a cellphone video of Cordero pitching in a Cal State Fullerton scrimmage last February, signed the 31-year-old right-hander to a minor-league deal, and Cordero went 2-3 with a 5.44 ERA and two saves in 52 games for triple-A Salt Lake.
But that wasn’t enough to warrant a promotion to the Angels, who called up pitchers
"For being out for so long and coming back, I think it was an incredible journey for him," Scioscia said. "And I don't think it's over yet. I think he still has some more upside. I think he still has a chance to help some major-league teams."
Scioscia said Cordero's "name came up several times" during the season.
“His stuff definitely picked up from