Full name is Cory Nathanial Wade...resides in Zionsville, Ind., with wife, Mikaela, and children Amaya and
Camden...Graduated from Broad Ripple (Ind.) High School in 2001...set the school's career record for strikeouts...Attended Kentucky-Wesleyan...was the seventh player drafted from the school, while he was the second (Larry Ray) to reach the Major Leagues.
Cory split the season between three organizations, pitching at the Triple-A level for Iowa (Cubs), Durham
(Rays) and Las Vegas (Mets)...Combined to go 4-4 with two saves and a 3.86 ERA (29 ER in 67.2) in 42 appearances (five starts)...enjoyed the most success with Durham, posting a 2.17 ERA and all four of his victories.
After making his second-career Opening Day roster, Cory went 1-1 with a 6.46 ERA (28 ER/39.0 IP) in 39 relief appearances
in three stints with the Yankees (April 6-July 2, July 7 and September 1 through the end of the season). ...Retired 27-of-36 first batters faced, allowing just four of 22 inherited
runners to score.
...Allowed a career-high seven hits and six runs in 2.1 innings of work,
June 29 vs. the White Sox.
...Optioned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, July 2, after posting a 5.79
ERA (21 ER/32.2 IP) in his first 33 relief appearances of the season.
...Recalled, July 7, as the 26th player on the roster for the Yankees doubleheader at Boston ... allowed three runs in 0.2 innings in the nightcap.
...Recalled again, September 1, going 1-0 with a 6.35 ERA (4 ER/5.2
IP) in five relief outings to close out the season ... earned his lone win,
September 22 vs. Oakland, tossing 1.0 scoreless inning.
...Made 17 relief appearances with Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, going 2-0
with five saves and a 2.27 ERA (8 ER/31.2 IP).
...Claimed off waivers by Toronto, October 17, after he was designated for
assignment by the Yankees, October 8.
Was 6-1 with a 2.04 ERA (39.2IP, 33H, 10R, 9ER, 8BB, 30K, 5HR) in 40 relief appearances
with the Yankees...was tied for third in the AL and tied for seventh in the Majors
in wins among relievers...opponents batted .221 (33-for-149, 5HR); LH .246
(16-for-65, 4HR), RH .202 (17-for-84, 1HR)...retired 32-of-40 first batters faced
(80.0%)... prevented 20-of-25 inherited runners from
scoring (80.0%)...appeared in consecutive games
seven times and three straight games once (9/4-6)...
the Yankees were 24-16 in games he appeared in.
.. Tossed at least 1.0 inning in 23 of his appearances
(57.5%) and held opponents scoreless in 33 of his 40
outings overall (82.5%)... allowed just 2ER in 20.1IP
(0.89 ERA, 14H, 5BB, 17K, 2HR) vs. the AL East.
.. Won his first five decisions as a Yankee from 6/16-9/11,
becoming the first player to begin his Yankees career
5-0 since David Robertson (5-0, 7/19/08-6/4/09)...was
the first Yankee to accomplish the feat in one season
since Aaron Small went 10-0 in 2005.
.. Was signed by the Yankees as a minor league free
agent on 6/13...made his only relief appearance with
Scranton/WB that day, earning the win after tossing 1.2
scoreless innings at Syracuse (2H, 1K)... was signed to
a Major League contract and selected to the Yankees'
25-man roster on 6/15...made his Yankees debut that
night vs. Texas, tossing a perfect eighth (1.0IP, 1K).
.. Held opponents scoreless in his first seven appearances
with the Yankees from 6/15-7/2 (8.0IP, 5H, 1BB, 3K).
.. From 8/13 until the end of the season, was 4-1 with a 1.47 ERA in 20 relief outings (18.1IP,
15H, 3ER, 4BB, 13K, 3HR).
.. Recorded his only loss of the season on 9/14 at Seattle, allowing a "walk-off " HR to
Luis Rodriguez to lead off the 12th inning (0.2IP, 1H, 1K)...allowed a game-winning
ninth inning "walk-off " single to Jose Molina in 9/16 loss at Toronto (was his only
batter faced) after entering the game with two on and one out.
.. Made one ALDS appearance vs. Detroit, tossing 2.0 scoreless innings (2H, 1BB, 2K).
.. Began the season with Triple-A Durham in the Rays organization, going 2-1 with a
1.23 ERA (36.2IP, 5ER) in 21 relief outings before being released on 6/12.
Was sidelined until late June with a shoulder injury and returned to make 21 relief apps for
Triple-A Albuquerque (Dodgers)...posted a 7.90 ERA (13.2-IP, 12-ER) in his first 10 apps compared to
a 2.30 ERA (15.2-IP, 4-ER) in his final 11 games...made rehab starts for the AZL Dodgers and Class-A
Made the Dodgers' Opening Day roster and went 2-3 with a 5.53 ERA in 27 games in two stints with the Dodgers...Posted a 1.29 ERA (2 ER/14.0 IP) against National League West opponents, limiting hitters to a .143 average (7-for-49) in 11
divisional games...Did not fare well in Interleague play, posting a 20.77 ERA (10 ER/4.1 IP) and allowing opponents to hit .500 (12-for-24)...in 21
games against NL opponents, had a 2.70 ERA (7 ER/23.1 IP) and limited opposing hitters to a .188 (16-for-85) average...Had a career-long three-game losing streak from April 9-May 22, allowing 11 runs in 17.0 innings in 17 relief appearances...Missed a combined 34 games with right shoulder problems in two separate spells on the disabled list before being optioned to
Triple-A Albuquerque on August 2 for the remainder of the season...Went 1-1 with a save and a 6.75 ERA in 18 games for Albuquerque...limited left-handed batters to a .158 (6-for-38) average...Made one rehab appearance for Single-A Inland Empire, walking two with a strikeout in 1.0 scoreless inning on April 28...Allowed three runs on five hits in 6.2 innings (4.05 ERA) in eight Spring Training relief appearances
True rookie went 2-1 with a 2.27 ERA in 55 games, assuming the role of eighth-inning set-up man in mid-July for Jonathan Broxton after
Takashi Saito went on the disabled list...Ranked sixth among Major League rookie relievers - and second among National League rookie relievers - with his 2.27 ERA...only
Washington's Steven Shell had a better ERA in the NL at 2.16...also ranked third among all rookie relievers in innings pitched, behind
Texas's Josh Rupe (89.1) and St. Louis's Kyle McClellan (75.2 IP)...Started the season with Double-A Jacksonville, was recalled to Los Angeles on April 24, and remained with the club for the rest of the
year...ranked third on the team in appearances despite joining the Dodgers three weeks into the season and enduring one disabled list
stint in August due to right shoulder inflammation...Worked a team-high 71.1 innings of relief, slightly ahead of Chan Ho Park's 70.1 innings...Limited the opposition to a .202 batting average, including a .194 mark (28-for-144) by right-handed hitters...held right-handed batters
to a .128 average (6-for-47) beginning July 26...Ranked sixth among NL starters and relievers with a 1.93 ERA (7 ER/32.2 IP) after the All-Star break...that mark includes a 1.08 ERA
(2 ER/16.2 IP) in 13 September appearances...Missed 18 games from Aug. 9-28 while on the 15-day disabled list with right shoulder inflammation...posted no record and a 1.45 ERA
(3 ER/18.2 IP) in 15 regular-season games once he returned from the DL...that includes a consecutive scoreless innings streak of 10.1
in eight games from Aug. 31-Sept. 14...did not allow a hit to 25 straight batters at one point in that stretch...also retired 16 consecutive
batters during the same stretch...Worked more than 1.0 inning in 25 of his 55 appearances...tossed 2.0 innings in an outing 15 times, and posted a 1.80 ERA (6 ER/30.0
IP) in those games...Posted a 1.72 ERA (7 ER/36.2 IP) in 27 games at Dodger Stadium and a 2.86 ERA (11 ER/34.2 IP) in 28 road games...With Jacksonville, went 0-1 with a 4.30 ERA in six games...without a five-run, 2.1-inning appearance April 7 vs. West Tennessee, would
have had a 1.46 ERA (2 ER/12.1 IP)...Made his big league debut on April 24 vs. Arizona, tossing a scoreless ninth inning in a 6-4 loss...that night fanned Chris Young for his
first big league strikeout...earned his first Major League win on July 18 at Arizona, working a scoreless 10th inning in the Dodgers'
11-inning 8-7 victory...Made a combined seven appearances in the NLDS against the Cubs and NLCS against the Phillies, going 0-1 with a 3.68 ERA (3
ER/7.1 IP)...appeared in all three games of the sweep of the Cubs, allowing a run in 3.2 innings...in Game 3 of the NLCS, tossed 2.0
scoreless innings to help preserve a 7-2 Dodger win...in Game 4 of the
NLCS, gave up a game-tying two-run homer to Shane Victorino in the
eighth inning...then allowed a two-out single to Carlos Ruiz, who later
scored on a Matt Stairs two-run homer off Jonathan Broxton
Split time between Single-A Inland Empire and Double-A Jacksonville...did not register a loss in 25 games (two starts) for Inland Empire, going 7-0 with six saves and a 2.45 ERA...batters hit just .207 against him..was solid at home, posting a 4-0 record with a 1.51 ERA and held California League hitters to a .180 batting average...was 4-0 with a 1.93 ERA in April and was 1-0 with a 1.89 ERA and five saves in July...made his Double-A debut on July 14 vs. Birmingham...tossed the final three frames of the game without yielding a run...finished the season with an 0-1 record and a 1.36 ERA in 14 games with Jacksonville...held Southern League hitters to a .182 clip...continued his success after the season in the Arizona Fall League with a 1.74 ERA in nine games for the Peoria Saguaros...in 10.1 innings pitched, allowed only two batters to score (two solo home runs).
Played 23 games for Class-A Columbus
prior to being promoted to Class-A Vero Beach on July 23...was nearly perfect on June 7 vs. Savannah,
retiring 26 batters consecutively after giving up a one-out double in the 1st inning...named a
South Atlantic League midseason All-Star.
Combined to go 2-5 with a 4.29 ERA in 28 games (11 starts) with Single-A Columbus and rookie-level Ogden... began the season at Columbus, going 0-2 with a 4.05 ERA (20.0IP, 9ER) in 12 relief outings. .. Was transferred to Ogden on 5/26, going 2-3 with a 4.35 ERA (72.1IP, 35ER) in 16 appearances (11 starts)...led the Raptors in innings pitched...tossed his first career complete game on 9/1 vs. Orem (9.0IP), allowing the game's only run in a 1-0 loss.
Combined to go 3-3 with a 3.66 ERA (46.2IP, 19ER) in 19 appearances (two starts) with the GCL Dodgers and rookie-level Ogden...made his professional debut with the GCL Dodgers, going 2-1 with one save and a 3.03 ERA (32.2IP, 11ER) in 11 games (two starts)...over his final 10 appearances with the club, went 2-0 with one save and a 1.72 ERA (31.1IP, 6ER). .. Was transferred to Ogden on 7/19, going 1-2 with a 5.14 ERA (14.0IP, 8ER) in eight relief appearances (19K).