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Rays sign former Dodger reliever RHP Cory Wade to minor league deal

Posted Nov 17, 2010 by Roger Mooney

Updated Nov 17, 2010 at 10:45 PM


On the day the Rays officially lost one relief pitcher (Joaquin Benoit) who overcame shoulder surgery, they added another when they signed former Dodger Cory Wade to a minor league deal with an invite to spring training.

The right-handed Wade had shoulder surgery last March. He returned to the mound for the Triple A Albuquerque Isotopes and was 3-0 with a 4.91 ERA.

Wade was a combined 4-4 with a 3.18 ERA during the 2008 and 2009 seasons. He was a member of the Dodgers 2008 postseason team.

The 27-year-old was a 10th-round pick by the Dodgers in 2004.