The Yankees had to designate Dewayne Wise for assignment to make room on the roster for Ichiro Suzuki, but the veteran outfielder cleared waivers and has been assigned to Triple-A, according to Mark Feinsand of the NY Daily News.
Feinsand points out that Wise hasn’t accepted the assignment yet, but my guess is that he will. Wise had a great attitude toward playing in the minors early this season and if he cleared waivers it means that teams aren’t really interested in him. So he’ll probably go down and wait until the rosters expand in September for his triumphant return.
Wise, 34, has always been a no-hit, all defense type player but he had a good season with the Yankees. He hit .262/.286/.492 overall and those numbers jumped to .341/.357/.659 since May 22nd. He credited hitting coach Kevin Long for helping him feel more comfortable at the plate.