Boone also mentioned top prospects Miguel Andujar and Gleyber Torres (elbow) as possible options, as well as a couple of veterans. While Wade excelled in 85 games with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre last season, hitting .310/.382/.460 with 26 stolen bases, he struggled to a .155/.222/.224 in his first taste of the majors (63 plate appearances). Given his versatility -- he logged at least one start at six different positions with the RailRiders in 2017 -- he may be more likely to open the season in a utility role.
Wade was recalled from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Monday.
With Aaron Hicks (oblique) joining Clint Frazier (oblique) on the 10-day disabled list Sunday, the Yankees were down to only three healthy outfielders, so the addition of Wade will offer the big club some additional depth. Since the Yankees are still fighting for a playoff spot, it's not expected that Wade will receive many regular starts in September, with most of his opportunities likely to come as a pinch hitter or defensive replacement off the bench. The rookie had previously appeared in 21 games this season during multiple stints with the Yankees, going 7-for-52 (.135 average) at the plate.
Wade was optioned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre prior to Friday's game against Seattle.
Wade was demoted following Starlin Castro's activation from the disabled list (hamstring) prior to this weekend's series. During this stint with the team, Wade hit .167/.200/.250 in 12 games of action while serving as the backup second baseman to Ronald Torreyes. Moving forward, he will likely return to the big-league team once rosters expand in September, but won't make much of a fantasy impact for the remainder of the season.
Wade was recalled from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Saturday, Buster Olney of ESPN reports.
After struggling during his first cup of coffee in the big leagues earlier this season, Wade will make a return trip to the Bronx for part two. The top prospect is doing well at the Triple-A level (.313 batting average, 26 stolen bases), so he could provide some value in deeper leagues and in AL-only leagues based off his speed alone.
Wade was sent back down to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Saturday.
Wade provided depth for the Yankees while Starlin Castro (hamstring) was on the DL, but will travel back to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre following his reinstatement Saturday. The 22-year-old held his own during his major-league debut, but proved that he needed a little more work at the Triple-A level before being a regular with the Yankees. All in all, he went 3-for-28 with two doubles and one RBI over nine games. He has hit well with Scranton/Wilkes-Barre this season, and will likely be a candidate to rejoin the team before the end of the 2017 season, especially if there are any additional injuries in the middle infield.
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