Mar. 1, 2013; Mesa, AZ, USA; Chicago Cubs relief pitcher Cory Wade (59) throws during the sixth inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Hohokam Park. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

Tampa Bay Rays release right handed pitcher Cory Wade

The Tampa Bay Rays have released right handed pitcher Cory Wade today as tweeted by Triple-A Durham Bulls’ official twitter.

The 30 year old right handed pitcher was granted his release from Triple-A Durham upon his very own request. He signed a minor league deal with Tampa Bay back in May after he struggled with the Chicago Cubs Triple-A affiliate.

Wade saw somewhat of a turnaround with the Tampa Bay Rays as his ERA stuck around 2.17 with a 33/14 K/BB ratio over 49 2/3 innings at the Triple-A level for the organization. He apparently wasn’t in the Rays future plans.

The 30 year old free agent pitcher spent some time with the New York Yankees and the Los Angeles Dodgers as his career has been up and down. He’s pitched two full seasons with a 3.00 ERA with the Dodgers back in 2008 and 2011 with the Yankees.

Wade holds a career 3.65 ERA with a 39 percent ground-ball rate in 177 2/3 innings between New York and Los Angeles. There is a good chance he could get picked up but has no guarantee he’ll remain on the club for that long.

He could always get invited to spring training next season.


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