Wisdom was optioned to Triple-A Nashville on Friday. Wisdom had at least an outside shot of breaking camp with the team but won't get a chance to make an impact right away. The 27-year-old has spent the bulk of the last three season at Triple-A Memphis in the Cardinals' system, hitting .256/.327/.466.
Wisdom entered Wednesday's game against the Giants as a replacement at first base. He went 0-for-2, and is hitting .136 (3-for-22) over 10 spring games. For a while during the offseason, Wisdom looked like he was going to be the Rangers' starting third baseman. That was before the organization signed Asdrubal Cabrera, who is the favorite to start at the hot corner. As such, the Rangers are exposing Wisdom to first base -- he played three games there last season with the Cardinals -- to provide depth at both corner-infield positions.
Wisdom was traded from the Cardinals to the Rangers on Tuesday in exchange for Drew Robinson. Wisdom was no longer needed as corner infield depth in St. Louis following the acquisition of Paul Goldschmidt. The 27-year-old spent the majority of the 2018 season with Triple-A Memphis, hitting .288/.363/.480 with 15 homers and 11 stolen bases across 107 games. He also made his major-league debut, slashing .260/.362/.520 with four homers and a pair of steals across 32 games for the big club. Wisdom currently projects as infield depth for Texas, though he could also compete for a starting job if Jurickson Profar is traded before Opening Day.
Wisdom went 2-for-4 with a double and a run in a loss to the Cubs on Sunday. The rookie logged his first start since Sept. 15 in the finale and made good use of the opportunity. Wisdom was solid in his first taste of major-league action in 2018, but his path to the big leagues with the Cardinals organization remains murky due to the team seemingly set at both corner infield spots with Matt Carpenter and Jedd Gyorko.
Wisdom went 2-for-4 with a grand slam in Saturday's loss to the Dodgers. The grand slam provided all of the Cardinals' runs in their 17-4 loss. The 27-year-old now has four homers in 45 plate appearances in his debut season, hitting .231/.333/.538 overall.