Mets sign Cordero to Minors deal

Mets sign Cordero to Minors deal

LOS ANGELES -- The Mets announced Thursday that they had signed former Nationals closer Chad Cordero to a Minor League deal. The 28-year-old right-hander was assigned to Triple-A Buffalo.

Cordero was 0-1 with a 6.52 ERA in nine games for the Mariners this year before opting out of his contract. He missed all of 2009 because of a torn labrum.

Mets general manager Omar Minaya was the GM of the Expos in 2003, when he drafted Cordero in the first round.