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Yankees designate Cory Wade for assignment

Oct 8, 2012, 5:20 PM EDT

New York Yankees Joe Girardi removes Cory Wade in MLB game with Chicago White Sox in New York Reuters

Last season Cory Wade had a 30/8 K/BB ratio and allowed five homers in 39 innings for the Yankees. This season Wade had a 38/8 K/BB ratio and allowed eight homers in 39 innings for the Yankees.

Unfortunately for the 31-year-old reliever his ERA jumped from 2.04 to 6.46, thanks largely to his batting average on balls in play jumping from .246 to .328, and today the Yankees designated him for assignment.

That drops him from the 40-man roster and because of both his ugly ERA and injury history Wade may have to settle for a minor-league deal for next season, but his non-ERA numbers suggest he could still be a solid middle reliever for a lot of teams.

  1. randygnyc - Oct 8, 2012 at 6:11 PM

    Thank God. Wade was serviceable at times. Not a MLB pitcher this year. Good luck, Cory.

  2. pisano - Oct 8, 2012 at 6:49 PM

    He was good for the Yankees last year and part of this year. I wonder what the hell happened to him, it’ll be a shame if he gets it back for another team, maybe a little more patience should have been given on this guy, but on the other hand the Yankees are not in the habit of giving good pitchers away, so maybe they feel his problems are more than just mechanics, time will tell. Good luck to him, I always liked him.

    • 4cornersfan - Oct 8, 2012 at 7:30 PM

      There is not much patience when it comes to marginal pitchers who fail in big games..

  3. hushbrother - Oct 8, 2012 at 7:19 PM

    He’s a friggin’ bum. Signed, a Red Sox fan.

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