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Cordero waiting to gain footing with Astros

Cordero waiting to gain footing with Astros

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Cordero waiting to gain footing with Astros
MILWAUKEE -- Francisco Cordero is the first to admit that he's not getting it done. The veteran closer, who was acquired from the Blue Jays and took over as closer when Brett Myers was sent to the White Sox, is 0-3 with three blown saves in five games in a Houston uniform.

Cordero, who has 329 career saves, has been removed from the role, but for how long is anybody's guess.

"It's something I'm going through, but it's been like that the whole year," Cordero said. "The last month I pitched well was June, but other than that I've not been playing well. It's not like I haven't had the opportunities. They've been putting me in games."

Cordero blew ninth-inning leads in back-to-back games last week against Cincinnati, and after coming on in relief of Bud Norris in the seventh inning on Tuesday in Milwaukee, he proceeded to blow his third save.

"They brought me here because they thought it would work out, and it's not been that way," he said. "I think I can help the young guys here, but pitching the way I've been pitching is not what I want and not what they want."

Cordero, 37, hopes to get a few solid outings under his belt away from the pressures of the ninth inning with the idea of perhaps returning to the closer role.

"I just need to keep battling and trying to pitch and get right," he said.

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