ST. LOUIS Reds closer Francisco Cordero had surgery Friday to remove a bone spur in his right foot, an injury that manager Dusty Baker said the pitcher has dealt with all season.
"It bothered him since spring training," Baker said. "He couldn't run, and had trouble covering first base. He said some days it would feel fine and other days it would kill him."
Cordero, 5-4 with 34 saves in 40 opportunities, also had a minor microfracture procedure. Both operations were done by Reds medical director Dr. Timothy Kremchek. Cordero will wear a walking boot for about a month and is expected to be fully recovered by spring training.
Baker said right-hander David Weathers would likely be the closer the final weekend. Weathers was 0-for-4 in save chances this season but had 33 saves as Cincinnati's closer last year.