Before Wednesday's game, the Yankees announced the signing of Cory Wade to a Major League contract Wednesday, two days after signing the right-hander to a Minor League deal.
Wade ended up pitching in the eighth inning Wednesday, a 1-2-3 frame that ended with Yorvit Torrealba striking out swinging.
Reliever Kevin Whelan was optioned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to make room for Wade on the Major League roster, and Rafael Soriano was transferred to the 60-day disabled list.
Wade was the winning pitcher Monday for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre in its 8-3 victory over Syracuse, pitching 1 2/3 shutout innings and giving up just two hits in a relief appearance.
Before being released by the Tampa Bay organization, Wade had gone 2-1 with a 1.23 ERA in 21 games for Triple-A Durham.
Wednesday, June 15, 2011