San Francisco Giants rumor roundup: Tulowitzki’s interest, Pagan’s back, Cordier DFA and a new OF prospect

By Matthew Connolly
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Feb 23, 2014; Scottsdale, AZ, USA; San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Erik Cordier (75) poses for a photo during photo day at Scottsdale Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Erik Cordier could depart after being designated for assignment 

File this one under “Things the Giants wish they didn’t have to do: 2015 edition.”

Erik Cordier looked great rehabbing back from a forearm strain (1.50 ERA, 20 SO in 12 IP), but the flamethrowing right-hander was out of minor-league options and San Francisco simply didn’t a roster spot open for him.

Cordier’s control could still use some work, but the chances a reliever that reaches triple-digits—and made a name for himself in the potent Pacific Coast League last year—not being scooped up off waivers are slim.

Most MLB teams, unlike the Giants, don’t have the good fortune of being pretty sound in their ’pens from top to bottom. The Twitterverse has already churned out a few potential fits, including a division rival.

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