Cory Wade‘s tenure with the Yankees is officially over.
It was announced this afternoon that the reliever was picked up off waivers by the Toronto Blue Jays after the Yankees had designated him for assignment a week ago.
The Yankees picked Wade up last season after he was released by the Tampa Bay Rays in June. He quickly became a big member of the bullpen and had 2.04 ERA over 40 appearanes, but he just as quickly fell out of favor this year. In as many innings this season, Wade had a 6.46 ERA. Oddly he actually had a significantly improved K/BB ratio, but he was far too hittable and the Yankees eventually lost faith in him.
Wade was arbitration eligible for the first time this offseason and certainly would have been a non-tender candidate. Now the Yankees don’t have to worry about that as they lost him for nothing. Easy come, easy go I suppose.