Yankees Designate Cory Wade For Assignment

The Yankees have designated right-hander Cory Wade for assignment, according to Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News (via Twitter).  In a related move, Dellin Betances was reinstated from the 60-day disabled list to play in the Arizona Fall League.

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.

Wade would have been eligible for arbitration for the first time this offseason had he not been designated for assignment.

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6 Comments on "Yankees Designate Cory Wade For Assignment"

2 years 10 months ago

Great last year..not sure what happened this year.

2 years 10 months ago

Joe Girardi asked Joe Torre in spring training about the best way to use him (just kind of kidding) . He was probably the most consistent reliever LAD for a short while, which was a blessing and a curse because he was the latest Proctor/Quantrill go-to-guy for Joe Torre (and the DL).

2 years 10 months ago

Not a Yankees example, but Pedro Feliciano and the Mets is also an example—and he ended up being damaged goods when the Yankees signed him.

2 years 10 months ago

He gave the Yankees a solid year-and-a-half. He was good up until mid-year this season and then it seemed to all fall apart. Not shocking for a reliever. He depends on his change-up. I can seeing him another good year somewhere.

2 years 10 months ago

Horrible year, but he may turn it around next year, good pickup by some team needing BP help.

2 years 10 months ago

Definition of no risk-??? reward