Blue Jays claim Cory Wade off waivers from Yankees


The Blue Jays have claimed Cory Wade off waivers from the Yankees, the team announced. New York designated the right-hander for assignment last week. The 29-year-old Wade pitched very well for the Yankees after being signed off the scrap heap last season up until about his past June, when everything fell apart. I was a fan and hoped he would be able to figure things out, but alas.

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  1. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    Loved Tom Morello I mean Cory Wade during his time with the Yanks. Hope Cash finds another scrap heap arm or two like Wade this offseason.

  2. 0 for infinity and beyond says:

    And here we go with a decade of Cory Wade being the most dominant relief pitcher against the Yankees!

  3. Cris Pengiucci says:

    He was good to have while he was good. Fungible, though, as are most, if not all, middle relievers.

  4. RetroRob says:

    He gave the team a little over a year of solid relief pitching before he collapsed. Wouldn’t be surprised if he finds it again. I wonder if the Yankees designated him at a point at the end of the season when they hoped he’d slip through so they’d have the option of looking at him again next spring.

    No problem. The next Cory Wade is right around the corner. Even better, the Yankees had this excellent righty reliever down in AAA who looked quite promising at the end of 2011. George Kontos? No doubt he could help. Kind of surprised they didn’t call him up when they hit that rough stretch in August.

  5. Eddard says:

    Wouldn’t be surprised to see him as a ROOGY for Alex Rodriguez.

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