Kiko Calero
43-Year-Old PitcherRP
 Free Agent  
2018 Fantasy Outlook
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$Signed a minor league deal with the Dodgers in June of 2010.
PFree Agent  
Shoulder
March 3, 2012
Calero may undergo a similar stem cell procedure to what Bartolo Colon underwent in an attempt to return to the major leagues, CBSsports.com's Jon Heyman reports.
ANALYSIS
Calero was very effective for the Marlins in 2009, but struggled with shoulder injuries, and has not pitched in the big leagues since then.
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After a couple of injury-shortened seasons in Oakland. Calero bounced back in a big way for the Marlins in 2009, posting an outstanding ERA, WHIP and his usual (when healthy) killer strikeout rate. His flyball tendencies (0.53 G/F ratio) could hurt him in a smaller home park, though, so depending on where he signs he could either be a solid setup man with an outside chance to close, or yet another risky fantasy reliever who struggles after leaving south Florida.
Calero quietly battled shoulder woes for much of the season, and pitched poorly when called upon. He's been an effective staff filler option in deeper leagues when healthy, and there's no reason to think an injury-free Calero can't contribute in the same role in 2008. Don't forget about him in the reserve rounds.
Calero had another nice year for the A's, racking up 67 Ks in just 58 innings. He's not effective enough against lefties (1.83 WHIP combined for the past two years) to have prolonged success as a closer if Huston Street gets hurt, but there's a lot to like from him as a staff-filler in AL-only leagues.
Early in May, Calero battled elbow problems (9 ER in 1 IP for the month), which opened the door for the emergence of Huston Street. Thereafter, he was the Calero everyone expected once healthy: 46 1/3 IP, 32 H, 11 ER, 16 BB, 40 K. He doesn't have the luxury of a multi-year deal like Jay Witasick and might start out behind Witasick in the bullpen pecking order, but Calero should make an excellent staff filler again in 2006.
A knee injury kept Calero from winning a roster spot out of Spring Training, but after coming up in May, Calero was impressive. Never a strikeout-per-inning guy in the minors, Calero notched 47 whiffs in 45-plus innings while walking only 10. A shoulder problem stalled his season in August, but Calero returned and allowed the opposition to score just once in his final 12 regular-season games. Calero could emerge as a closer in waiting after his trade to Oakland in the Mark Mulder deal.
Calero was having an excellent year before blowing out his knee in late June. Successful surgery has him in line to pitch in 2004, but probably not at the start of the season. Once healthy, he could pick up a few saves when Jason Isringhausen is unavailable.
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PLos Angeles Dodgers  
June 11, 2010
Calero agreed to a minor league contract with the Dodgers, the Dodgers' official site reports.
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PNew York Mets  
May 17, 2010
Calero was released by the Mets on Monday.
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PNew York Mets  
April 3, 2010
Calero was assigned to Triple-A Buffalo on Friday night, the NY Post reports.
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PNew York Mets  
March 27, 2010
Calero allowed his second game-winning homer in a week, this time to Alberto Gonzalez in the Nationals' 7-5 win over the Mets Saturday.
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PNew York Mets  
March 15, 2010
Calero, who signed 10 days ago, finally made his Mets debut Sunday. He tossed a scoreless seventh, but allowed an infield single, walk and hit a batter, the NY Daily News' Mets blog reports.
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