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Red Sox sign Francisco Cordero

Updated: February 17, 2014, 12:22 AM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Francisco Cordero had five straight seasons of 34 or more saves until he wound up in the bullpen of a team managed by John Farrell.

That was Toronto, in 2012. Cordero had two saves, blew three, was saddled with a 5.77 ERA, gave up seven home runs in 34 1/3 innings and lost the closer's job. He also was traded to Houston, which released him.

Demonstrating that he evidently harbors no grudges, Farrell will take another crack at managing Cordero this spring, the ...

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