Red Sox sign reliever Francisco Cordero, whom manager John Farrell has familiarity with

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FORT MYERS, Fla. — Francisco Cordero, a three-time All-Star attempting a comeback at the age of 38, has signed a minor league contract with the Red Sox and was invited to spring training.

Cordero is expected to arrive Monday for a physical.

The righthander has not pitched in the major leagues since 2012, when he was with Toronto and Houston and compiled a lofty 7.55 earned run average in 47 appearances. Cordero allowed 61 hits and 18 walks over 39 innings that season.

Sox manager John Farrell was with the Blue Jays at the time.

“This is a guy that’s got a lot of experience back end [of the bullpen]. Have personal familiarity with him when he was in Toronto,” Farrell said.

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