The White Sox and Dewayne Wise have agreed to a one-year, 700,000 deal, the team announced Wednesday morning. Wise will enter his fourth season with the organization after re-joining the team last August following being designated for assignment by the Yankees.
Wise frequently served as a leadoff and No. 3 hitter after joining the White Sox last summer and hit .258.295.405 with five home runs and 12 steals in 176 plate appearances. With the White Sox fighting for a playoff spot, Wise hit .347.364.612 over 14 games between Sept. 1 and Sept. 17.
Over parts of 10 seasons spent in the majors, Wise has hit .228.264.395 with 30 home runs and 54 steals. In three seasons with the White Sox, Wise hit .244.284.406 and is known for saving Mark Buehrle's perfect game in 2009.
With the move, the White Sox 40-man roster is now full, meaning the team will have to designate a player for assignment to make a further addition through free agency.
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.