Blue Jays Sign Dewayne Wise

The Blue Jays signed Dewayne Wise to a minor league deal, according to Richard Griffin of the Toronto Star (on Twitter). The Marlins signed Wise in January, but released him before Opening Day, making him a free agent.

Though Wise is dealing with a bunion problem on his foot, the Blue Jays gain some depth by bringing him back to Toronto. Corey Patterson is coming off of the DL, but Rajai Davis is now on the DL with an ankle injury, so the team could use outfield depth, especially in center.

Wise, 33, spent the 2010 campaign with the Blue Jays and hit .250/.282/.393 in 118 plate appearances, backing up at all three outfield positions. The Blue Jays granted him free agency last November.


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11 Comments on "Blue Jays Sign Dewayne Wise"


4 years 3 months ago

good insurance. especially with davis out…

*Jays_44*
4 years 3 months ago

I think you’ll see Davis go on the 15-Day DL once he reports and the jays will bring him up. Good thing about minor league deal is it let’s him and the team have flexibility when it comes to movement and roster moves. Solid insurance pick-up. Classic AA

4 years 3 months ago

I think Davis is already on the 15-day DL. We called up Mike McCoy to replace him on the 25-man roster.

I think, unfortunately for McCoy, we’ll probably send him back down again and bring up Wise.

Encarnacion's Parrot
4 years 3 months ago

Solid pickup. Now we don’t have to collectively hold our breath every time we see McCoy pencilled in as an OFer.

Lunchbox45
4 years 3 months ago

ugh tell me about it… I can’t take Mccoy out there in the outfield and *shivers* getting regular AB’s

Why not just call up Mastroianni? Bat him ninth, see what the kid can do.. I rather have a young kid out there then Mccoy, Patterson or Wise.

vilifyingforce
4 years 3 months ago

Anybody but McCoy.

Why rush Mastro? Why start his clock when he just landed in AAA? He’ll get a nod once the rosters expand (or sooner if he keeps up his current microscopic sample).

deere5800
4 years 3 months ago

He’s like 25 isn’t he? Not really rushed.

Lunchbox45
4 years 3 months ago

Was just about to say, he’s 25 turning 26 this year .give him a chance

Gumby65
4 years 3 months ago

Good insurance. Especially when your SP has a perfect game going.

4 years 3 months ago

Glad to see Wise back! Always been a favourite of mine. :)

mrsjohnmiltonrocks
4 years 3 months ago

Me too! I always hated that he wasn’t brought back to the White Sox. I felt Guillen really knew the right times to use him.