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Saturday, August 31, 2013
Mets sign ex-Yankee Cory Wade

By Adam Rubin

Matt Kartozian/USA TODAY SportsCory Wade has joined Triple-A Las Vegas.

WASHINGTON -- Thin in relief help at Triple-A Las Vegas, the Mets have signed ex-Yankee Cory Wade.

Wade, 30, went a combined 4-3 with a 3.56 ERA in 40 appearances (five starts) in Triple-A for the Chicago Cubs and Tampa Bay Rays affiliates this season. In 65 2/3 innings, he allowed 69 hits and 21 walks while striking out 49.

The right-hander made a combined 79 relief appearances with the Yankees in 2011 and '12, producing a 4.23 ERA. He also has 82 career appearances with the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Wade joined the 51s on Saturday.

Chris Cotillo at first spotted Wade's addition.