Francisco Cordero, Toronto finalize $4.5M contract



TORONTO (AP) — Reliever Francisco Cordero and the Toronto Blue Jays have finalized a $4.5 million, one-year contract.

The Blue Jays announced the deal Wednesday.

The 36-year-old right-hander was 5-3 with a 2.45 ERA and 37 saves in 43 chances for Cincinnati last season, reaching 30 saves for the seventh time. He held batters to a .198 average, the lowest of his career.

Cordero, a three-time All-Star, has a 44-45 record with a 3.17 ERA and 327 saves, 12th on the career list. He replaces Frank Francisco, who agreed to a $12 million, two-year contract with the New York Mets.