by Steve Carney

The Tampa Bay Rays have signed reliever Cory Wade to a minor-league contract Monday, according to Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times.

The 30-year-old right-hander has spent 2013 with the Chicago Cubs' Triple-A affiliate in Iowa.  In ten appearances, he was 0-2 with a 7.88 earned run average in 16 innings.

Wade played in the Rays organization for the first part of 2011 before leaving for the New York Yankees.  He's best known for being the pitcher who allowed the game-tying home run to Dan Johnson in Game 162.

Watch Dan Johnson's solo HR that saved the Rays season in Game 162!

Wade was assigned to the Durham Bulls following his signing.