You can learn many wise things from Dewayne Wise.
Acceptance. Survival. Positive attitude. Determination.
Wise has all of those attributes, and then some.
The White Sox' 34-year-old outfielder was back home in South Carolina at the end of July after being released by the Yankees.
The Sox put a phone call in, Wise agreed to a minor-league deal and here he is, again.
All together, Wise has been released or granted free agency 13 times since breaking in with the Blue Jays in 2000.
"I'm pretty used to it," said Wise, who first played for the White Sox in 2008-09. "It's something that's gone on for a while now. Being designated, going through the whole waiver thing. It's just something I've been through. I just don't let it get me down. I just sit around and wait and see what happens."
Wise was waiting on his couch when the White Sox called.
"Of course you're worried," he said. "You don't want to be home, your season ending in July. Sitting at home watching TV and seeing all your ex-teammates and some of your friends still playing baseball. I just had confidence in myself. I knew somebody would call."
It's a good thing the White Sox did call.
Alejandro De Aza landed on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday (retroactive to Aug. 18), so Wise steps in as the starting center fielder.
As expected, Jordan Danks came back up from Class AAA Charlotte to take De Aza's roster spot.
There should be very little drop off with Wise, who is 9-for-30 with 3 HR and 9 RBI in 7 starts with the Sox.
"It’s just all about the opportunity, getting in and getting consistent at-bats," Wise said. "It does mean a lot when you get in and get consistent at-bats."