The 36-year-old righthander was 3-0 for the Yaquis when he left for Asia. Corey’s 3.60 ERA was tenth in the Mex Pac and his 29 strikeouts iwas tied for tops in the league.
Corey was a 12th round pick by Detroit in the 1993 draft as a position player before the Tigers converted him into a pitcher two years later. He made his major league debut in 1998 as an original member of the Arizona Diamondbacks, and has also pitched for Texas, Boston, San Diego and the Los Angeles Dodgers, turning in a 4-4 record and 5.13 ERA in parts of five seasons. Corey has pitched for several Class AAA teams, as well as Japan’s Yomiuri Giants.
Corey went 7-9 with a 5.34 ERA for Oklahoma City of the Pacific Coast League in 2009.