Chicago White Sox pitcher Jimmy Cordero has Tommy John surgery

Aug 29, 2020; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Chicago White Sox relief pitcher Jimmy Cordero (50) reacts after getting an inning-ending double play during the fifth inning against the Kansas City Royals at Guaranteed Rate Field. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

Chicago White Sox right-hander Jimmy Cordero underwent successful Tommy John surgery Friday and will miss the 2021 season.

Cordero made 30 relief appearances for the White Sox in each of the last two seasons. He had a 6.08 ERA during the pandemic-shortened 2020 season, with 22 strikeouts in 26 2/3 innings and his 30 games were second most among American League pitchers.

The 29-year old made two appearances in last season’s wild-card round of the playoffs against the Oakland Athletics contributing 3 2/3 scoreless innings.

Cordero last appeared in a spring training game March 9 against the San Diego Padres when he gave up three runs over two-thirds of an inning.

Since making his major league debut in 2018, Cordero is 3-5 with a 4.55 ERA over 83 relief appearances for the Washington Nationals (2018), Toronto Blue Jays (2019) and White Sox. He has 65 career strikeouts over 83 innings.

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–Field Level Media