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.


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11 Comments on "Blue Jays Claim Cory Wade Off Waivers"


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Howard
2 years 8 months ago

Good pick up.

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Septhinox
2 years 8 months 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.

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Slopeboy
2 years 8 months 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.

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Septhinox
2 years 8 months ago

He was in the Bronx from ST through June 29 when after 6 straight horrible appearances he was sent down.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/gl.cgi?id=wadeco01&t=p&year=2012

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Slopeboy
2 years 8 months ago

Thanks. I stand corrected. I know he was bad from the start, just seemed that he went down earlier.

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Howard
2 years 8 months ago

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

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BlueSkyLA
2 years 8 months ago

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

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Jack
2 years 8 months ago

Jason Frasor’s replacement

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Harris
2 years 8 months 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.

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mlbscout6
2 years 8 months ago

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