So add Jon Rauch if you can, despite tonight's performance. He gave up an unearned run in the ninth, but eventually got the win. Rauch is owned in less than one percent of Yahoo! leagues.
Cordero was coming off a decent spring: 9 IP, 5 H, 3 ER, 1 BB, 7 K. We obviously don't yet know the extent of his "stiffening," or its exact nature. In a competitive league, though, you just have to go get Rauch, then wait for updates. He should get any save opportunities that Cordero can't handle. Rauch had a 3.61 ERA and 1.10 WHIP in 87.1 IP last season, striking out 71.
Update: The Washington Post calls Cordero's issue "tendinitis in his right shoulder."
- Chad Cordero
- Jon Rauch