Dewayne Wise is back with the White Sox.
With Paul Konerko on the seven-day disabled list, the White Sox purchased Wise's contract from Triple-A prior to Saturday's game. To make room for him on the 40-man roster, John Danks was transferred to the 60-day disabled list.
Wise began the season with the Yankees, but was designated for assignment in late July and signed a minor-league deal with the White Sox on Aug. 3. The 34-year-old had a .778 OPS in 63 trips to the plate with New York.
There was speculation the White Sox would promote first basemanDH Dan Johnson to take Konerko's place on the roster, as the six-year major-league veteran belted his 26th home run of the season for Triple-A Charlotte Friday night. But with Wise on the team, the White Sox will likely employ a rotating group of players to DH, with A.J. Pierzynski getting that nod Saturday night.
Wise, who wore No. 31 during his first stint with the White Sox in 2008-2009, will wear No. 28. He earned a place in White Sox lore with his catch to rob Tampa Bay's Gabe Kapler of a home run on July 23, 2009, preserving Mark Buehrle's perfect game.
With the Cubs back in the NLCS, White Sox fans have had to deal with another post-season of Cubs this and Cubs that. How does one escape it? Diehard White Sox fan John Kass of the Chicago Tribune comes on the podcast to talk with Chuck Garfien about his recent column entitled "Searching for a safe space in Cubslandia." Kass talks about how he's dealing with the Cubs success and how White Sox fans can find this safe space. He tells the story about taking the White Sox World Series trophy into a Chicago Tribune board meeting in 2005 to rub it in the faces of the Trib's executives who were all Cubs fans.
Kass talks about how he watches the Cubs in the playoffs, the Chicago media coverage of their playoff run and how Cubs fans will react if they don't repeat as champions. Garfien and Kass also discuss the White Sox rebuild, the Cubs losing in 2003 and why Kass will be calling Cubs Pre and Post host David Kaplan in the middle of the night if and when the Cubs are eliminated.
Former White Sox pitcher Daniel Webb died at the age of 28 in an ATV accident on Saturday night, according to Humphreys County Sheriff Chris Davis.
Davis called it a “tragic accident, and we should rally around the family.”
Webb, a Paducah, Ky. native, was with the White Sox from 2013-16 and went 7-5 with a 4.50 ERA.
The White Sox released this statement:
Daniel left many friends within the Chicago White Sox organization, and we are all shocked and stunned by the news of last night's terrible accident. He was a terrific young man with a full life ahead of him. All thoughts and prayers go to his family and friends as they deal with today's tragic news.