The Mets have signed Cory Wade to a minor league deal, according to Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork.com. The news was first reported by Chris Cotillo of MLBDailyDish.com (via Twitter).
Wade signed a minor league deal with the Rays back in May after being cut loose by the Cubs' Triple-A affiliate. The 30-year-old enjoyed a drastic turnaround in the Rays organization, pitching to a brilliant 2.17 ERA with 6.0 K/9 and 2.5 BB/9 in 49 1/3 innings of relief for the Durham Bulls.
His Major League career has been up and down, as he's twice pitched a full season with a sub-3.00 ERA (in 2008 with the Dodgers and 2011 with the Yankees) and twice posted an ERA north of 5.50 in significant action (2009 with the Dodgers and 2012 with the Yankees). In total, Wade has a career 3.65 ERA with 6.9 K/9, 2.1 BB/9 and a 39.5 percent ground-ball rate in 177 2/3 innings between the Bronx and L.A.
Wade is represented by Casey Close of Excel Sports Management, as shown in the MLBTR Agency Database.