Francisco Cordero rejuvenated after losing 32 pounds
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(2/18/2014) A slimmed down Francisco Cordero is looking to nab a spot in the Red Sox's bullpen after signing a minor-league deal last week.
"I feel great," Cordero said, per MLB.com. "I feel good. I got in great shape. I lost 32 pounds back in the Dominican. I'm healthy, which is the good thing about it. I'm clearly healthy right now, and my arm is good. I feel great. I feel like a little boy, one of those young guys when they first got invited to spring training. That's how I feel."
Cordero might have sat out the 2013 season, but he never felt like he was retired.
"I never stopped thinking about that. I wanted to pitch last year," Cordero said. "Talking about myself, I can say it's not about the money. I love this game. I've been in this game for so long. My first time was in 1994. Twenty years later? It's just a love of the game. I really love this game. I have a passion for it. I want to keep pitching until I think I can't pitch. When I see it as being over, you have a good career and they say it's time to go home, then I'll say, 'I'm going home.' But that's not how I feel right now."