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Wise agrees to one-year contract with White Sox

Backup outfielder Dewayne Wise and the White Sox agreed to terms on a one-year, $700,000 contract, the Sox announced Wednesday.

The left-handed hitting Wise, 34, rejoined the Sox as a free agent on Aug. 3 after being let go by the Yankees and batted .258 with five homers, 22 RBI, 20 runs scored and 12 steals in 45 games. He subbed for Alejandro De Aza when De Aza was injured, making 28 starts in center field, eight in left and two in right. Manager Robin Ventura used Wise mostly in the leadoff spot but also batted him third. When De Aza returned to the lineup, Wise started in center with De Aza moving to left.

The White Sox 40-man roster is at 40. Wise gives the Sox at least three potential left-handed hitting backup outfielders, including Jordan Danks and Blake Tekotte -- who was acquired this month from the Padres for reliever Brandon Kloess.

Wise is a career .228 hitter with 30 home runs and 112 RBI in 546 games over parts of 10 seasons with Toronto, Atlanta, Cincinnati, Florida, the Yankees and the Sox.

Wise kept Mark Buehrle’s perfect game intact on July 23, 2009 vs. Tampa Bay with an over-the-wall catch to deny Gabe Kapler of a home run in the ninth inning.



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