Blue Jays Claim Cory Wade Off Waivers

The Blue Jays have claimed right-hander Cory Wade off waivers from the Yankees, the team announced. New York designated him for assignment last week.

Wade, 29, appeared in 79 games for the Yankees across the last two years, posting a 4.23 ERA with 7.8 K/9 and 1.8 BB/9 during that stretch. The reliever spent his first two big league seasons with the Dodgers and had a brief minor league stint with the Rays before joining the Bombers in June of 2011. He will be eligible for arbitration for the first time this offseason.


11 Responses to Blue Jays Claim Cory Wade Off Waivers Leave a Reply

  1. Howard 3 years ago

    Good pick up.

  2. Septhinox 3 years ago

    Man, this guys wheels literally just fell off in the middle of the season. He was doing great. Hope he can get it going again. Good luck to him.

    • Slopeboy 3 years ago

      @Septhinox:disqus

      You’re right about the wheels falling off, but it happened in the spring. Last year he was one of the few relief pitchers that Girardi didn’t exclusively use as a mix & match, and as you say, he was great.

      This spring, he couldn’t buy an out and was sent to AAA, until just about to the end of the season. Still couldn’t get anyone out, when he came up, too bad.
      If he can get himself squared away, he can help any Bullpen.

    • Howard 3 years ago

      He did well for Tampa before going to the Yankees, so hopefully he regains his form again.

  3. BlueSkyLA
    BlueSkyLA 3 years ago

    The Jays probably noticed that Wade is great in odd-numbered years.

  4. Jack 3 years ago

    Jason Frasor’s replacement

  5. Harris K. 3 years ago

    Kinda just a situation where the stuff isn’t there. It’s uncommon nowadays for relievers to come in only throwing 90-92, and that’s where Wade was.

    • mlbscout6 3 years ago

      Still, a guy who was able to keep 4.23 ERA with decent peripherals in that bandbox deserves another shot.

  6. bobway 3 years ago

    The Blue Jays picking up everyone’s leftovers does not a good team make.

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