Wisdom entered Wednesday's game after Asdrubal Cabrera was removed due to a hand injury. Wisdom struck out in his only at-bat.
The Rangers are downplaying Cabrera's injury, referring to his removal from the game as precautionary. Texas next plays Friday, so the team has time to monitor how the hand responds before making a decision about Cabrera's availability. If Cabrera can't go, expect Wisdom to fill in at third base.
Wisdom will start at first base and bat eighth Sunday against the Athletics.
With Rougned Odor (knee) recently joining Ronald Guzman (hamstring) on the shelf, the Rangers have sported a new-look left side of the infield of late. Wisdom will draw in for Guzman at first base in what marks his fourth consecutive start. The 27-year-old should have a fairly clear path to at-bats until at least one of the two injured players is activated.
Wisdom started at third base and went 1-for-4 with three strikeouts in Tuesday's 5-4 loss to Arizona.
Wisdom got the start as Asdrubel Cabrera was given the day off after criss-crossing the country to be sworn in as an American citizen in Miami (Fla.). Cabrera is expected to play Wednesday while Wisdom retreats to bench duty. In addition to backup duty at third base, Wisdom will share first base with Logan Forsythe while Ronald Guzman (hamstring) is sidelined on the 10-day injured list.
He'll be available off the bench in the Rangers' series finale against the Angels after assuming the active roster spot of Ronald Guzman (hamstring), who was placed on the 10-day injured list in a corresponding move. Guzman's absence for at least the next week and a half creates an opening at first base, but it's unclear if Wisdom will get a legitimate look in a starting role or if he'll merely function as corner-infield depth during his time with the big club. Logan Forsythe will get the first crack at replacing Guzman in Sunday's contest, and outfielder Joey Gallo could be a solution at the position, too.
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 the shot 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.
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