Cubs Sign RHP Cory Wade to Minor League Contract

According to the transactions page on, the Cubs signed right-handed reliever Cory Wade to a minor league contract that includes a non-roster invite to Spring Training on December 13.

The 29-year old righty spent the last two seasons with the Yankees and was 1-1 record last year with a 6.46 ERA and a 1.39 WHIP. In 39 games, Wade struck out 38, walked eight and surrendered 46 hits in 39 innings.

Cory Wade posted a 7-2 record with a 4.23 ERA and a 1.21 WHIP in 79 appearances over the last two seasons with the Yankees. Wade split time between the Bronx and Triple-A and in 78 2/3 innings he gave up 79 hits with 68 strikeouts and 16 walks.

Cory Wade’s Page on Baseball-Reference

Cory Wade joins Blake Parker, Jensen Lewis, J.C. Boscan, Edwin Maysonet, Brian Bogusevic, Alberto Gonzalez and Johermyn Chavez as players that have signed minor league contracts this off-season with the Cubs that includes non-roster invites to big league camp.

Pitchers and catchers report to Fitch Park on February 10, a few days earlier this year due to the World Baseball Classic.

The full list of non-roster invitees to Spring Training should be released in early January.

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  • Cubs4ever

    Who needs Villanueva, Jackson,Sanchez Lohse? “We Got Wade”

  • Dorasaga

    Good signing. I don’t know what’s wrong with Wade at Yankees Stadium. I recall him dominated two batters then melted down. Seems like he can “lose it” and his breakers just slip away as if his hands are oiled.