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Blue Jays bolster roster, claim Cousins and Wade

Blue Jays bolster roster, claim Cousins and Wade

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Blue Jays bolster roster, claim Cousins and Wade
The Blue Jays added some depth to their 40-man roster on Wednesday, when they acquired outfielder Scott Cousins and reliever Cory Wade on a pair of waiver claims. Toronto will now have 39 players on the 40-man roster pending any further moves.

Cousins, who has batted .183 with nine RBIs in 175 career at-bats, came over from the Marlins, while Wade will be joining his fourth organization. Wade, who was drafted and developed by the Dodgers, played for the Yankees in each of the last two years after a brief stop in Tampa Bay.

Cousins, originally selected by the Marlins in the third round of the 2006 First-Year Player Draft, has never reached 100 at-bats in a season. The 27-year-old is perhaps best known for being involved in a collision at home plate with Buster Posey in the 2011 season.

Wade, a former 10th-round pick, posted a 2.27 ERA in 55 appearances for the Dodgers in '08, and had a 2.04 mark in 40 games for the Yankees in 2011. The right-hander signed with Tampa Bay after the 2010 season, but was released without pitching in the Majors.

Wade, 29 years old, has worked to an 11-6 record and a 3.65 career ERA in 161 big-league appearances. This year, he had a 6.46 ERA in 39 innings with the Yankees.

Spencer Fordin is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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