Wade stole second base and scored as a pinch runner in Tuesday's 6-5 win over the Blue Jays.
Wade was summoned for his speed in the eighth inning of a tie game. He pinch ran for Miguel Andujar and wasted little time stealing second, then came around to score the decisive run on Clint Frazier's double. In addition to his three thefts on the season, Wade is slashing .250/.302/.300 with 10 runs and two RBI.
Wade went 1-for-2 with an RBI triple and a run scored in Wednesday's 2-0 win over the Rangers.
Wade was called upon to enter the game in the third inning after Ryan LaMarre had to be taken out with an apparent right hamstring injury. The 26-year-old Wade came through in the sixth with an RBI triple on a sharply hit ball that rolled all the way to the wall in right-center field. He later would trot home to put the Yankees up 2-0 on a sac fly to left. The RBI was his first of the season and he could see some increased opportunities coming up with the outfield decimated by injuries.
Wade went 3-for-4 with a run scored in Saturday's 8-2 win over the Orioles.
Getting another start at shortstop in place of Gleyber Torres (COVID-19) and batting ninth, Wade doubled his hit total with his first multi-hit performance of the year. The utility infielder's .316 batting average looks good and he has scored five runs in only 21 plate appearances, but he's still looking for his first homer -- or even just his first RBI -- of the season and is 0-for-2 on stolen base attempts, including a caught stealing Saturday.
Wade was recalled prior to Tuesday's game against the Orioles, Pete Caldera of The Bergen Record reports.
He will take the place of Mike Tauchman, who was traded to the Giants, on the Yankees' bench. Wade has gone 1-for-3 while appearing in six games this season.
Wade is seen as an option to be promoted to the big-league roster from the Yankees' alternate training site, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.
Wade spent the early part of the season on the active roster, going 1-for-3 and serving primarily as a pinch runner and late-inning replacement before being shipped to the alternate site April 10. Jay Bruce's retirement Sunday leaves open an empty roster spot and a need for a backup first baseman, though Mike Ford might be the most logical candidate for the role. Wade has yet to play first base in the majors, spending most of his time in the middle infield and in the outfield.
Wade was optioned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Saturday, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.
Wade won a spot on the Opening Day roster and went 1-for-3 with two runs and a strikeout to begin the season. He'll be removed from the active roster to make room for Rougned Odor, who was activated in a corresponding move. Wade will join the Yankees' taxi squad going forward, while Gio Urshela will now serve as the backup shortstop behind Gleyber Torres.
Wade's spot on the Opening Day roster was confirmed by general manager Brian Cashman on Monday, Brendan Kuty of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.
Wade doesn't have a path to regular playing time, but his defensive versatility (he's appeared everywhere other than pitcher, catcher and first base) makes him a fine fit for the end of the bench. The Yankees have plenty of injury-prone players ahead of him, which opens up multiple avenues for at-bats, though the career .190/.274/.301 hitter wouldn't have much fantasy appeal even as an everyday starter.
Wade is likely to open the season with a big-league bench spot, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.
Wade has been battling for a roster spot throughout spring training but hasn't exactly impressed, hitting .194 with 14 strikeouts in 36 at-bats. However, he has notched two stolen bases, and his speed and versatility are likely the two factors that most played into the Yankees' decision to keep him with the big club. While Wade's place on the Opening Day roster hasn't yet been confirmed, Hoch notes that the releases of Derek Dietrich and Robinson Chirinos (wrist) seem to make the decision apparent.
Wade is among a handful of Yankees battling for the final bench spots on the team's Opening Day roster, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.
The Yankees are expected to carry four non-pitcher reserves to start the campaign, with Kyle Higashioka (side) and Brett Gardner locks to take up two of the spots. That leaves two remaining roster spots and at least five players -- including Wade, Derek Dietrich, Jay Bruce, Mike Ford and Mike Tauchman -- with a realistic shot of breaking camp with the club. Wade's versatility and speed could be a factor in helping him make the cut, but he hasn't helped his cause with a .143/.136/.238 slash line and 0:10 BB:K this spring.
Wade went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run in a victory over Miami on Saturday.
Wade got the Yankees on the board in the fifth inning with a two-run shot to right field. The long ball -- the first for the Yankees since Sept. 20 -- appeared to wake up New York's bats as both Aaron Hicks and Luke Voit would go on to homer later in the game. The contribution was a rare highlight in a difficult season for Wade in which he is slashing a tepid .176/.297/.318.
Wade entered the game in the 10th inning as a pinch runner Friday against the Marlins and stole a base.
Wade came in to run for Gio Urshela to start the 10th inning. The 25-year-old stole third base but did not score after the Yankees grounded into a game-ending double play. Wade is hitting .171/.296/.280 on the season but is second on the team with four stolen bases and could be used in more late-game scenarios as the Yankees prepare for the playoffs.
Wade went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Sunday's win over the Orioles.
Wade slotted into the ninth spot in the lineup and produced the Yankees' only long ball of the contest, taking John Means deep in the third inning. The homer was a rare highlight for Wade in September -- he is slashing a meek .129 with 10 strikeouts in 31 at-bats this month.
Wade went 2-for-6 with a solo home run, a walk and an additional run across Sunday's doubleheader against the Mets.
Wade made important contributions in both contests. In Game 1, he drew a walk and came around to score as part of an improbable seventh inning in which the Yankees erased a five-run deficit. In Game 2, the utilityman got the team on the board with a third-inning solo shot off Seth Lugo. The big day could be a much-needed boost for Wade, who came in having gone 0-for-7 over his last five games.
Manager Aaron Boone said Sunday that Wade will serve as the Yankees' primary shortstop when the team resumes play Tuesday in Atlanta, Erik Boland of Newsday reports.
Both DJ LeMahieu (thumb) and Gleyber Torres (hamstring) were placed on the injured list last week, leaving the team without its everyday starters in the middle infield. After having their weekend series with the Mets postponed due to COVID-19-related concerns, the Yankees will now have to break in new starters at shortstop and second base in Wade and Estrada, respectively. Expect both players to bat near the bottom of the order and provide limited pop, though Wade could be a sneaky source of speed in AL-only or deeper mixed leagues. He's gone 9-for-10 on stolen-base attempts over 129 career MLB games.
Wade isn't in the lineup Wednesday against the Rays.
Although he could see an uptick in playing time in the near future with DJ LeMahieu (thumb) likely sidelined for 2-to-3 weeks, he'll take a seat Wednesday. Thairo Estrada will start at second base, batting ninth.
Wade will start at second base and bat ninth Sunday against the Red Sox.
Wade is in the lineup for the fourth time this season, but his opportunities could be on the upswing after everyday second baseman DJ LeMahieu (thumb) was moved to the 10-day injured list Sunday. Unless manager Aaron Boone elects to push everyday third baseman Gio Urshela to shortstop and everyday shortstop Gleyber Torres to second base while LeMahieu is out, the lefty-hitting Wade should at least be in good position to fill the large side of a platoon.
Wade is starting at second base and batting ninth Thursday against the Nationals.
Though DJ LeMahieu was activated from the injured list and placed on the 30-man roster Thursday, he apparently needs more time to before he's ready to start. As a result, Wade is filling in as the Yankees' Opening Day second baseman. LeMahieu isn't likely to be on the bench for an extended period of time, so Wade's temporary starting role isn't likely to change his season-long projections.
Wade is the most likely candidate to start at second base if DJ LeMahieu (illness) is not ready to play by Opening Day, Brendan Kuty of NJ Advance Media reports.
Manager Aaron Boone recently praised Wade's value as a defender and baserunner, and those skills should be enough to keep him ahead of Thairo Estrada on the depth chart should LeMahieu need extra time to prepare after testing positive for COVID-19 early in summer camp. When LeMahieu returns, Wade figures to be the top backup at both second base and shortstop, so he could see a fair amount of playing time this season.
Wade may be an "obvious addition" to the Yankees' roster due to the team's need for a backup shortstop, Brendan Kuty of NJ Advance Media reports.
Wade struggled in Grapefruit League action before play was suspended -- he slashed a meek .133/.161/.333 with 11 strikeouts -- but survived each round of roster cuts. That may be a telling sign about the Yankees' preference to keep the 29-year-old in the big leagues to back up Gleyber Torres at shortstop rather than expect a starter at another position -- such as Gio Urshela -- to fill in when needed. Wade's speed could also be an asset off the bench; he went 7-for-7 in stolen base attempts last season and ranks in the 93rd percentile among major leaguers in sprint speed.
Wade is among a group of Yankees vying for a reserve role on the Opening Day roster, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.
Wade didn't do much to help his case for a roster spot this spring as he slashed .133/.161/.333 with a 1:11 BB:K. He did hit a pair of home runs and steal two bases, however, and the Yankees have thus far kept him on the big-league roster even as some of his peers -- including fellow utilityman Thairo Estrada -- have been sent to the minors. Wade's bid to open the season in the majors is nonetheless threatened by the delay to the start of the regular season; the extra time may allow injured hitters such as Giancarlo Stanton (calf) and Aaron Judge (ribs) to heal in time for Opening Day, whittling down available roster spots.
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