Rays release reliever Cory Wade

The Tampa Bay Rays have given Cory Wade his release.

Wade, 30, never pitched at the major league level while working 49 2/3 innings for Triple-A Durham. Wade held a 2.17 ERA and a 33/14 K/BB ratio but did not appear to be in the Rays plans and his request to be released was granted.

The veteran will now seek out another team to give him a look in September.

Wade has a career 3.65 ERA with 6.9 K/9, 2.1 BB/9 and a 39.5 percent ground-ball rate in 177 2/3 innings between the Dodgers and Yankees.

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