Wade went 3-for-5 with a solo home run and a strikeout in Wednesday's win over the Orioles. The homer was the first of his career, and Wade also added a single and a double to finish a triple shy of the cycle. Wade could continue to see the occasional start with Gleyber Torres (hip) likely out through the All-Star break, but Neil Walker remains in line to take over the bulk of the playing time at the keystone in his stead.
Wade will be recalled from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre prior to Friday's game against the Blue Jays, Jack Curry of YES Network reports. With Gleyber Torres on the DL due to a hip injury, Neil Walker is set to receive a bulk of the starts at the keystone, though Wade will likely draw a few starts during the club's 10-game road trip heading into the All-Star break. Wade has played in 13 games for the Yankees this season, all coming in April, during which he hit an abysmal .086 with a .301 OPS. He's fared much better with the RailRiders, slashing .310/.367/.444 since the beginning of June. In addition, Wade can spell Didi Gregorius at the shortstop position, giving him a little extra value.
Wade was optioned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Sunday. Wade was sent down to make room for top prospect and fellow infielder Gleyber Torres, who will immediately enter the starting nine Sunday at second base in the Yankees' series finale with the Blue Jays. Though Wade offered the ability to play three infield positions and all three outfield spots, he failed to distinguish himself at the dish during his time with the big club, slashing .086/.158/.143 across 38 plate appearances.
Wade is not in the starting nine against Detroit on Friday, Pete Caldera of the Bergen Record reports. Wade just hasn't been able to find a groove at the plate so far, as he's now just 3-for-21 with a pair of doubles and 11 strikeouts during his first 10 appearances. Ronald Torreyes will take his spot at the keystone for Friday's affair, which could begin an ongoing trend barring some improvement on Wade's part.
Wade (illness) will bat eighth and man the keystone Wednesday against Boston. Wade missed a couple games due to illness but was able to come in as a defensive replacement during Tuesday's loss to the Red Sox. Over the course of eight appearances this season, Wade has gone 3-for-22 with two doubles and three RBI.