Yankees Sign Reliever Cory Wade

cory-wadeThe Yankees signed right handed reliever Cory Wade to a minor league contract Monday and promoted him to the major leagues on Wednesday night, according to Bryan Hoch and Matt Fortuna of MLB.com.

Kevin Whelan was demoted to Triple-A to make room for Wade on the active roster and Rafael Soriano was moved to the 60-day DL to make room for him on the 40-man roster.

Wade, 28, was released by the Rays after he put up a 1.23 ERA in 21 games for their Triple-A affiliate. In eight seasons in the minor leagues Wade has a 4.16 ERA, a 8.1 K/9 and a 2.0 BB/9. He played in the majors for the Dodgers from 2008 through 2009. IN 82 appearances and 99 innings over that time he had a 3.18 ERA, a 6.3 K/9, and a 2.3 BB/9.

Wade is another arm that will have an opportunity to grab innings at the major league level with Soriano, Joba Chamberlain, and Pedro Feliciano all on the DL.

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2 Responses to Yankees Sign Reliever Cory Wade

  1. hardnose says:

    so far so good…too bad Whelan was demoted…guess his first outing scared everyone…Whelan's had a lot of problems with control over his career but had been doing well until his debut with the Yankees..if he can make continued progress with his control, he has the ability to become an all star caliber reliever and possibly a great closer…i like this guy…