Wisdom was optioned to Triple-A Tacoma on Friday, Lauren Smith of The Tacoma News Tribune reports. The 28-year-old joined the Mariners on a one-year deal in November but struggled prior to the suspension of spring training, going 3-for-22 in 13 games. Wisdom had an .882 OPS over 58 plate appearances with the Cardinals in 2018, but he struggled in nine big-league contests with the Rangers last season and went 4-for-26 with 15 strikeouts.
Wisdom's chances of securing a utility spot on the Opening Day roster appear low due to multiple factors, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports. Wisdom arrived in Seattle on a one-year contract in late November and has been competing for a utility role, but his poor performance in Cactus League games and the versatility of some of the other candidates for the job leave him in an uphill battle whenever spring training resumes. Wisdom was hitting just .136 (3-for-22) over 13 games when play was suspended, and while he's capable of filling in at both corner infield spots, the likes of Jose Marmolejos, Tim Lopes and Dylan Moore (foreram) are all capable of also playing in the outfield in addition to filling in at multiple infield spots.
Wisdom signed a one-year contract with the Mariners on Wednesday. Wisdom struggled in his nine major-league games last season, but he found some success with Triple-A Nashville, hitting .240/.332/.513 with 31 home runs and 74 RBI. The 28-year-old could find some playing time at first base in 2020, but he'll have to improve on his limited major-league production before becoming a viable fantasy asset in most formats.
Wisdom cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Nashville on Wednesday. Wisdom was designated for assignment by the Rangers over the weekend but will remain in the organization after going unclaimed on waivers. The 27-year-old has struggled in 61 games at Nashville this season with a .199/.310/.389 slash line and 32 percent strikeout rate.
Wisdom was designated for assignment Saturday. The move was made to create a spot on the 40-man roster for Pedro Payano. Wisdom is hitting just .199/.310/.389 across 259 plate appearances with Triple-A Nashville this season.