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Bowden apologizes to Cordero, agent

Bowden apologizes to Cordero, agent

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LOS ANGELES -- Nationals general manager Jim Bowden apologized to reliever Chad Cordero and agent Larry Reynolds on Friday for telling the media this week that Cordero was going to be non-tendered after the season.

Bowden acknowledged to Cordero and Reynolds he should have told them first. Cordero found out about his situation through a family friend, who heard Bowden give the news to Sports Talk 980 AM in Washington on Wednesday afternoon.

Bowden would later confirm what he said in an e-mail to MLB.com during Wednesday night's game between the Nationals and Giants. Cordero was upset that such an announcement would be made this early. Usually, teams wait until the offseason to make such an announcement.

"He called and apologized. It was pretty good of him to call," Cordero said about Bowden. "I had a pretty good idea that I would be non-tendered. I was upset that it was announced this early."

When approached near the batting cage, Bowden declined to comment on what was said among himself, Cordero and Reynolds.

A baseball source indicated Thursday that Cordero would not re-sign with the Nationals. But Cordero said he is not thinking about his future at this point. His first priority to get his shoulder 100 percent. Cordero had surgery on July 8 and will start rehabbing the shoulder on Monday.

According to Cordero, Dr. Lewis Yocum, who performed the surgery, indicated to him that the labrum tear wasn't as bad as people thought and should be ready for Spring Training.

"I'm not thinking about [re-signing with Nationals at this time]. That's five months away," Cordero said.

Cordero, who is from Southern California, will visit the Nationals on Saturday afternoon at Dodger Stadium.

Bill Ladson is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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