Wade was optioned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre following Tuesday's win over the Mariners. Wade found himself on the bench for the last four games as the Yankees have finally started getting players back off the injured list, so this move was basically just a matter of time. Jonthan Loaisiga will likely be the corresponding move when he is called up for Wednesday's start.
Wade finished 2-for-3 with a walk, stolen base, RBI and two runs Wednesday in the Yankees' 6-5 win over the Angels. Wade picked up his fourth straight start Wednesday, including his second consecutive appearance in left field in place of Clint Frazier (ankle). With the Yankees moving Frazier to the injured list after the contest, Wade tentatively appears to have a line on an everyday role, though the club's recent acquisition of outfielder Cameron Maybin could change that. At least for now, the Yankees' ever-growing IL should keep Wade on the radar in AL-only formats.
Wade is hitting eighth and starting in left field against the Angels on Tuesday. Wade slots in as the left fielder as Clint Frazier gets the day off after hurting his ankle while running the bases in Monday's game. Frazier said he thinks the injury is minor and he intends to play through it, but if he ends up needing a couple more days off, Wade could continue to soak up some of those at-bats.
Wade is out of the lineup for Saturday's game against the Royals. Wade retreats to the bench after starting back-to-back games. The utility man recorded a pair of hits in Friday's contest, nearly matching his output (three) from his other 18 at-bats this season.
Wade is in the lineup, playing second base and hitting ninth against the Royals on Thursday. Wade has sat the club's last three games, but he'll slide back into the lineup for this matchup with the Royals. He hasn't done much at the dish since getting called up from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on April 2, with just three hits in 17 at-bats and no homers.