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OF Wise joins Blue Jays for 3rd time
Major League Baseball

OF Wise joins Blue Jays for 3rd time

Published Aug. 26, 2011 9:34 p.m. ET

DeWayne Wise will join Toronto for a third time after the Blue Jays claimed the veteran outfielder off waivers Friday from the Florida Marlins.

Wise is scheduled to arrive in Toronto on Saturday, when the team expects to place center fielder Colby Rasmus on the disabled list.

Rasmus, acquired last month in a three-team deal, injured his right wrist Tuesday against the Kansas City Royals. The Blue Jays recalled Darin Mastroianni from their triple-A affiliate in Las Vegas to fill in for Rasmus.

The 33-year-old Wise appeared in 49 games with the Marlins this season, batting .239 with five RBIs in 67 at-bats. He appeared in 52 games with the Blue Jays last season, batting .250 with three home runs and 14 RBIs.


A fifth-round pick by Cincinnati in 1997, Wise began his career with the Blue Jays in 2000 and has played for five teams over parts of nine seasons.

Wise has a .223 career average with 20 home runs and 80 RBIs in 425 games.


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