An on-again, off-again agreement between the players' union and Major League Baseball designed to resolve Wil Cordero's playing status was agreed upon last night after a day of intensive negotiations.
Cordero and his wife, Ana, met in New York with doctors retained by Major League Baseball and the players' union who will oversee his future counseling program.
Under terms of the agreement between the union and the owners' Player Relations Committee, Cordero will spend seven days in New York meeting with Dr. Robert Millman and Dr. Joel Solomon.
Millman is retained by Major League Baseball, Solomon by the union.
Unless those doctors decide otherwise, Cordero will be in uniform July 10, when play resumes after the All-Star break.
Boston general manager Dan Duquette has been rebuffed in his attempts to trade Cordero, and there are indications that the Red Sox are now leaning toward keeping the troubled 25-year-old outfielder.
Cordero last night missed his seventh straight game and 15th overall since entering a not-guilty plea June 11, the day he was arrested in his Cambridge, Mass., apartment on charges that he struck his wife with a telephone.
Pub Date: 7/03/97