The Yankees traded Tyler Wade to the Angels on Monday, officially ending Wade’s time in the Bronx as he was named to the position on Friday. After appointing Taylor Wade on Friday, the Yankees traded the left-handed forward to the Los Angeles Angels on Monday for a player or cash. Tyler Wade was named to the Yankees in November for a spot on the Yankees’ 40-man roster in a trade with the Angels. Taylor Wade spent the first five years of his career with the New York Yankees before becoming DFAd and was traded to the Los Angeles Angels in November.
Utility man Tyler Wade may have been coming out of his best season with the Yankees, although it could be overwhelming for the lackluster praise. Wade spent all of 2020 and 2021 in the majors but only started 64 games and hit 215 at-bats, with his path to more playing time blocked by New York Yankees insiders Gleyber Torres and DJ LeMaye. If the Angels fight for their first playoff spot since 2014, Wade could play a bigger role than he did with the Yankees.
If Tyler Wade could replicate those numbers, he would be extremely valuable in a New York Yankees roster full of players who could become top running backs, including Aaron Judge, Anthony Rizzo, and Giancarlo Stanton. Sure, Tyler Wade’s -0.4 bWAR this year is an eyesore, his saved negative runs on defense are a red flag, and his .544 OPS makes you cringe, but if you followed the Yankees last season, you know Wade can contribute to the bench press. Tyler Wade, a fourth-round pick by the Yankees in 2013, never switched to the “Ben Zobrist-type” that the Yankees envisioned, batting .212 in parts of five MLB seasons.
Earlier this month, the Los Angeles Angels nominated a familiar face to the position. The Los Angeles Angels have acquired public utility, Tyler Wade, from the New York Yankees in exchange for cash or the name of a player to be named at a later date, the team announced Monday. The Bombers are acquiring a soldier in exchange for the Angels, a source familiar with the deal told ESPN.
The New York Yankees announced Tuesday that they have released winger Clint Frazier and Raugned Odor, just days after they and trainee Tyler Wade were assigned to clean up spots on the 40-player team as part of a broader reorganization. The teams had the option to take Clint Frazier if they wanted to, but instead, the New York Yankees traded Tyler Wade to the Los Angeles Angels on Monday for money and a player to be named later.