Yankees Designate DeWayne Wise For Assignment

The Yankees have designated Dewayne Wise for assignment in order to make room on the roster for Ichiro Suzuki, tweets Marc Carig of the Star-Ledger.

The 34-year-old Wise hit .262/.286/.492 in 63 plate appearances for the Yankees this season. Wise signed a minor league deal with New York shortly after the calendar flipped to 2012. The Yankees were Wise's sixth team; the veteran outfielder has also seen Major League time with the Blue Jays, Reds, Marlins, Braves, and White Sox. He's a career .222/.258/.381 hitter.


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31 Comments on "Yankees Designate DeWayne Wise For Assignment"


3 years 1 month ago

Well, that was fast. A Wise move by the Yankees.

NYPOTENCE
3 years 1 month ago

Nice pun!!!

Dynasty22
3 years 1 month ago

When you gonna cash in the MITB briefcase?

ARod's Ring
3 years 1 month ago

A blind person saw that coming! Thanks for everything Wise. really classy player.

DerekJeterDan
3 years 1 month ago

Feel bad for Wise.
He busted his tail off in limited playing time. (.778 OPS 0.3 OWAR)
But in the end, Ichiro!!!

TapDancingTeddy
3 years 1 month ago

In comparison BRef gives Ichiro 0.2 OWAR. But it’s okay. By getting Ichiro and giving up Wise, we got to get rid of pitching prospects.

This is always good. Remember when we gave up Zach McAllister for a month or two of Austin Kearns?

rainyperez
3 years 1 month ago

I’m still in shock. What in the flipity flop just happened? Ichiro is a Yankee now. I’ll let it sink in again. Ichiro is now a Yankee!?

johnsilver
3 years 1 month ago

Wise makes more circles around the league than a gerbil does on a habi-trail..

3 years 1 month ago

On his anniversary? Why?

baybombers
3 years 1 month ago

the trade deadline news keeps getting better! A shocker

ugotrpk3113
3 years 1 month ago

Don’t the Yankees still have McDonald on the 25?

Am I missing something?

letsgogiants
3 years 1 month ago

They released him last week to make room for CC.

ugotrpk3113
3 years 1 month ago

Gotcha – Missed it

MB923
3 years 1 month ago

I understand the move, but I really wish it was Chad Qualls

LazerTown
3 years 1 month ago

They have 5 outfielders as it is without wise. Even if you not a fan of Qualls, he can provide some innings if need be. Its sad to see him go, but there is no need for him unless they felt swisher needed the dl.

InvalidUserID
3 years 1 month ago

Too bad. Wise wasn’t anything special but he was a decent backup OF.

Colin Christopher
3 years 1 month ago

Wise has been just as good as Ichiro this season, both offensively and defensively, at a fraction of the cost.

InvalidUserID
3 years 1 month ago

In such a small sample size, yes. Throw Dwayne out there for 400+ ABs and his numbers don’t hold. Dwayne was a good outfielder but lets not kid and compare him to Ichiro.

LazerTown
3 years 1 month ago

Don’t even see how he could compare them. Ichiro is getting older, but he could turn it around. Its a has been vs never has been.

ElasticSyntax
3 years 1 month ago

Avg age of Yankees outfield, 35. For Seattle, 28.

ARod's Ring
3 years 1 month ago

Now compare the Yankees and Mariners wins please?

YankeeNinja
3 years 1 month ago

OOOOH! PICK ME!!! Going from the team with WORST record in baseball to the team with the BEST record in baseball and a chance to contend for a ring. Yeah, bad move for the Yanks to pick up 10 time gold glove speedster with a cannon for an arm as a rental I mean, let’s be honest…who REALLY wants someone with 10 gold gloves in their outfield?

BitLocker
3 years 1 month ago

Yet, Mariners are dead last in the AL West. The Yankees are 6 games ahead in the hardest division in Baseball.

Miguel
3 years 1 month ago

Yet, the Yanks still have a better OF. Go figure.

diesel2410
3 years 1 month ago

That’s what he gets for cheating

ROR1997
3 years 1 month ago

He didnt cheat, the umps blew the call.

sourbob
3 years 1 month ago

DeWayne Wise is a classy guy, by all accounts. And as a career journeyman/bench guy, he knows where he fits in. But I still wonder if he’s a little sore at losing his gig to an older, more expensive guy having an inferior season.

LazerTown
3 years 1 month ago

He is a benchplayer losing his job to Ichiro. Its not like he lost his job to some scrub.

sourbob
3 years 1 month ago

Also, he’s a bench player.

Oh sorry, were we not playing the game where we responded as though we hadn’t read the initial comment?

pennypincher
3 years 1 month ago

His bunt against KCR turned the Yankees season around. So long Wise, hope that you can find another job somewhere (not sure if we got room in AAA Travelling Circus Yankees)

Jeremy
3 years 1 month ago

Nope. Nope. Nope. Nope.
We have Bautista, Rasmus, Gose, Snider and Davis. Not a wise move.