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Wise returns to White Sox on minor-league deal

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Wise returns to White Sox on minor-league deal

Dewayne Wise hurt the White Sox in a trip to New York City in June.

Now general manager Kenny Williams hopes Wise, who was signed to a minor-league deal on Friday, can help before the season is out.

Wise -- who played here from 2008-09 and made a critical catch to preserve Mark Buehrles perfect game -- was released by the New York Yankees Tuesday. He had been designated for assignment earlier in the week and refused and assignment to Triple-A.

Dewayne was having a good year for the Yankees, Williams said. He did a lot of good things for the Yankees, unfortunately some of them were against us. We feel he needs some at-bats because he hasnt played in a while. But we feel at some point he could be part of the equation and help us on the bench.

Wise has a .778 OPS in 63 plate appearances this season.

He is hitting .262 with three home runs, eight RBIs and stole seven bags. Wise hit one of his homers, a two-run shot, in a June 30 win over the White Sox in New York. On June 29, Wise pitched for the Yankees and retired Paul Konerko and Alex Rios during a 14-7 White Sox win.

He also has a 3.9 Ultimate Zone Rating -- a metric which measures runs saved over the average defender at a position -- in 189 23 innings in the outfield.

Wise will report to Triple-A Charlotte. Williams said he didnt know when asked if Wise could join the team before Sept. 1, when rosters expand to 40.

SportsTalk Live Podcast: Rick Hahn gives an update on the state of the White Sox rebuild

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SportsTalk Live Podcast: Rick Hahn gives an update on the state of the White Sox rebuild

In this episode of the SportsTalk Live Podcast, Danny Parkins (670 The Score), Chris Bleck (ESPN 1000) and Scott King (WGN Radio) join David Kaplan on the panel.

Ryan Pace’s offseason begins. Josh Sitton and Jerrell Freeman are gone, but what will he do with Kyle Fuller?

Plus, Rick Hahn joins Kap from Glendale, Ariz., to discuss the state of the White Sox rebuild, how tough it is to keep their best prospects in the minors and why Jose Abreu is so important for his young team?

Listen to the full episode at this link or in the embedded player below:

White Sox Talk Podcast on The Three Amigos: Jimenez, Robert and Adolfo

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White Sox Talk Podcast on The Three Amigos: Jimenez, Robert and Adolfo

The White Sox three outfield prospects are creating a lot of buzz at spring training.

On this edition of the podcast, Micker Adolfo tells Chuck Garfien about a conversation they all had about one day becoming the starting outfield for the White Sox. Adolfo talks about his longtime friendship with Eloy Jimenez, his impressions of Luis Robert, Luis Basabe and the White Sox future.

But first, it's a conversation with MLB.com's Jesse Sanchez who has great insight on many of the White Sox players: Jimenez, Robert, Yoan Moncada and Jose Abreu. He tells an amazing story about why Jimenez decided to sign with the Cubs when he was a teenager, how much Abreu is revered in Cuba and much more.

Listen to the full episode at this link (iOS users can go here) or in the embedded player below. Subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts.