By Kimie Bunyasaranand
April 04, 2013

Free agent relief pitcher Francisco Cordero is aiming to return to baseball in 2014 after undergoing surgery on his left (non-throwing) shoulder, according to Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal.

Cordero, 37, was released by the Astros last September. He split the 2012 season between the Astros and the Blue Jays and was a combined 3-8 with a 7.55 ERA, 2.008 WHIP and 31 strikeouts and 18 walks in 39.1 innings. He has 329 career saves, second to Mariano Rivera among active players. He was traded to Houston in July after losing the Blue Jays' closer job in May.

Cordero spent the majority of his 14-year career with the Rangers. He also had stints with the Reds, Brewers and Tigers.

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