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The Yankees have designated right-handed reliever Cory Wade for assignment. They had to make a roster move to reinstate right-hander Dellin Betances from the 60-day disabled list in order to participate in the Arizona Fall League.
Wade is a terrific example of how relievers can fluctuate from year to year. The Yankees felt like they’d found an important piece when they picked him up last year, as he compiled a 2.04 ERA in 40 appearances, but that didn’t work out this year. He had a rough spring and was up and down with the big league club three times, finishing 1-1 with a 6.46 ERA in 39 appearances for New York.
Wade, 28, will earn $508,925 if he spends the entire season in the Majors.
He was 6-1 with a 2.04 ERA in 40 appearances spanning 39 2/3 innings for New York last year after signing a Minor League contract on June 13. Wade began the season in the Tampa Bay Rays organization and, with New York, held opponents to a .221 batting average while retiring 32 of 40 first batters faced, and preventing 20 of 25 inherited runners from scoring.
Mariano Rivera played catch in the outfield at Cleveland’s Progressive Field today and said that his sore right triceps feels better, but he still feels something in there. He’ll give manager Joe Girardi a full report after the session, but told reporters that it’d take an emergency for him to pitch tonight.
Earlier today, Rivera said the toughest person to convince is usually Gene Monahan, who’ll nod when a player says he feels OK and then tell the manager to give him another day off. You’ve seen it before, but Rivera might get a little extra leeway with Girardi because of who he is and what he’s been through.
“Basically, you know your body,” Rivera said. “Those things are going to happen. You always have some aching feelings and soreness. I’m not concerned because I haven’t done nothing wrong. I expect that it’s something that’s going to calm and go away, the same way it came.”
Other pre-game tidbits:
- Derek Jeter is in the lineup, batting leadoff and playing shortstop. Girardi said he checked with Jeter last night and today to make sure he’d be ready to go. They wouldn’t commit to a start on Wednesday here in Cleveland.
- Luis Ayala is available tonight. Cory Wade has pitched in three of four, so he’s out. Eduardo Nunez is available off the bench, Girardi said.
- Just a day off for Russell Martin after catching four straight, and a half-day for Mark Teixeira, who’s DHing while the Yanks play this stretch of 13 in a row. Girardi said that it’s to the point now where he doesn’t think twice about having Jorge Posada play first base.
- They’re expecting 100 pitches out of Phil Hughes tomorrow.
- Another setback for Eric Chavez, who felt something in his abdominal and has been sent back to New York for tests. Meanwhile, Rafael Soriano is set to throw a bullpen in Tampa tomorrow. Best case for Soriano is the first game after the All-Star break, but a little cushion room is more likely.
The Yankees announced before Wednesday’s game that they have signed right-hander Cory Wade to a Major League contract and added him to the Major League roster. Wade will wear No. 53 and be in uniform tonight.
Wade hasn’t pitched in the Majors since 2009, when he was with the Dodgers. He was released last week by the Rays, who had been notified that Wade planned to exercise an opt-out clause in his contract.
He made one appearance at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, throwing 1 2/3 scoreless innings. At Triple-A Durham in the Rays chain, Wade was 2-1 with a 1.23 ERA, allowing 34 hits walking six and striking out 34 in 36 2/3 innings.
In corresponding roster moves, the Yankees optioned right-hander Kevin Whelan to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and transferred right-hander Rafael Soriano to the 60-day disabled list.