Full name is Larry Dewayne Wise... has one son, Jamari... is a 1997 graduate of Chapin High School (SC) where he played baseball, football and basketball... was an All-State selection in both baseball and football for three seasons... was originally selected by Cincinnati in the fifth round of the 1997 First-Year Player Draft.2012Spent time with four teams across two organizations: Class AAA Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, New York-AL, Class AAA Charlotte and the White Sox ... combined to hit .259 (58-224) with eight home runs and 30 RBIs over a career-high 101 games between the yankees and sox ... established career highs in every offensive category ... went 2-11 (.181) with one RBIs as a pinch-hitter ... batted .267 (27-101) with two home runs and nine RBIs in the leadoff spot and .357 (10-28) with two homers and five RBIs in the No. 9 position ... appeared in 54 games (15 starts) with the Yankees, including 43 in left field, eight in right, four in center and one as a pitcher ... his contract was purchased by New York-AL from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on 5/4 ... made his yankees debut the same night as a pinch-hitter at Kansas City ... tripled, homered and drove in three runs on 6/25 vs. Cleveland ... tossed 0.2 scoreless IP in his Major League pitching debut on 6/29 vs. the White Sox ... went 3-3 with a double, home run and two RBIs on 6/30 vs. the White Sox ... was designated for assignment on 7/23 and released on 8/2 ... signed a Minor League contract with Chicago on 8/3 and his contract was purchased from Charlotte on 8/11 ... made 38 starts with the Sox: 28 in center field, eight in left and two in right ... hit leadoff 24 times ... went 2-4 with a RBIs and a run scored in his White Sox debut on 8/12 vs. Oakland ... homered in consecutive games from 8/15-16 at Toronto ... also matched his career high with four RBIs (third time) on 8/15 ... started 15 consecutive games from 8/18-9/2 playing center field and hitting leadoff (batted .262 with a homer and four RBIs during that span) ... recorded a career-high four hits on 8/21 vs. New York-AL ... became the first player since Andy Carey in 1960 to have a four-hit game vs. the Yankees after playing for them earlier in the same season (source: Elias) ... hit two doubles and made his second appearance as a pitcher on 9/4 vs. Minnesota (1.0 scoreless IP) ... became the first Sox position player to pitch since Dave Martinez on 8/5/95 at Cleveland ... according to Elias, became the first position player to pitch for and against the same team in a season since infielder Josh Wilson in 2009 (Arizona) ... recorded a career-high, six-game hitting streak from 9/1-8 (.435, 10-23)2011Split the season between the Marlins and Blue Jays organizations, playing with both twice... combined at the Major League level to hit .202 (20-for-99) with 2 doubles, 1 triple, 2HR and 6SB in 69 games... attended spring training with Florida, was released on 3/30, signed with Toronto on 4/6 and played at Single-A Dunedin
and Triple-A Las Vegas before being released on 6/8... signed back with Florida on 6/15 and played with the Major League club until being designated for assignment on 8/24 and claimed off waivers by the Blue Jays on 8/26-where he played for the remainder of the season.2010Began the season with triple-A Lehigh Valley in the Phillies system, hitting .270 with 11 doubles, five triples, four home runs and 13 RBI prior to being released on June 1 ... Signed with Toronto on June 5 and appeared in 52 games with the Blue Jays, batting .250 with three doubles, two triples, three home runs and 14 RBI ... On June 10 at Tampa Bay, made his first appearance as a Jay since Sept. 26, 2002 vs. Baltimore ... Connected for his first home run of the year on July 4 at New York (AL), going 2x5 with four RBI.
The four RBI tied a career high, last done on September 14, 2008 vs. Detroit (GM 2) ... Homered in his next game, July 6 vs. Minnesota, marking the first time homering in consecutive
games since September 14, 2008 at Detroit (GM 2) and September 15 at New York (AL) ... Tied a career-best with three hits on July 25 at Detroit, finishing the day 3x4 with a home run and
two RBI. Equaled the hit total on August 31 at Tampa Bay, going 3x5 with two runs scored and
two RBI ... Hit .333 (22-66) on the road with two doubles, two triples, two home runs and 11 runs batted in
over 29 games ... Put together a career-high five-game hitting streak from August 31-September 7, where he hit
.435 (10-23) with a double and three runs batted in.2009Spent his 2nd season with CWS where he set career
highs in games (84), at-bats (142) and doubles (8)...Made his first Opening Day roster with the White Sox...Appeared in 35 games in CF (24 starts), 34 in RF (10) and 5 in LF (2)...Hit .194 (7-36) before the All-Star break and .268 (15-56) after...Led the club in pinch-hits; had 4 hits in 9 pinch at-bats
(.444, HR, RBI)...Separated his right shoulder while making a diving
catch, 4/13 at DET; was on the 15-day DL from 4/14-5/28...Had a 3-game rehab stint with Charlotte (AAA) and
was reinstated from the DL on 5/29...Ended a 125 at-bat homerless streak on 7/19 vs BAL,
his first HR since 9/19/08 at KC...Entered Mark Buehrle's perfect game on 7/23 vs TB as
a defensive replacement in the 9th inning and made
an over-the-wall catch to rob Gabe Kapler of a home
run leading off the 9th...Delivered a walk-off single, 7/30 vs NYY...Hit his 3rd career pinch-hit HR, 8/6 vs LAA...Was on the 15-day DL from 8/15-9/1 (strained AC joint
in his right shoulder).2008Hit .248 (32-129) with six home runs and 18 RBI in 57 games in his first season with the White Sox ... matched his career high in home runs and rBi (also 2004) ... 57 games were his most since 77 in 2004 ... played in just five major-league games in 2007 ... appeared in 24 games in left field (17 starts), 23 in center (14) and six in right ... hit .261 (30-115)
vs. right-handers and .143 (2-14) vs. lefties ... all six home runs came off
righties ... started 11 times at the no. 2 position in the lineup (Sox went 7-4)
and hit .286 (14-49) ... was successful in all nine stolen base attempts ...
went 5-12 (.417) with a home run and seven RBI as a pinch hitter and 4-29
(.138) with runners in scoring position ... his contract was purchased from
class aaa charlotte on 5/22 ... led the international league in on-base
percentage and ranked second in average at the time of the promotion ...
made his White Sox debut on 5/23 vs. the Angels and stole a base ... scored
the winning run in the 12th inning as a pinch runner on 5/26 at Cleveland ...
made his first start on 5/28 at Cleveland, going 0-4 ... was designated for
assignment on 5/31 ... his contract was purchased for the second time on
6/17 and went 2-5 with a run scored that night vs. Pittsburgh ... homer on
6/21 at the Cubs was his first since 10/3/04 at Wrigley Field (with Atlanta) ...
went 3-4 with a double, triple, rBi and two runs scored on 6/24 at the dodgers
... scored the game-ending run in the 10th inning on 7/1 vs. Cleveland
after a pinch-hit single and stolen base ... hit his first career leadoff homer
on 7/3 vs. Oakland ... left the game on 8/20 with a strained left groin ...
hit a game-tying sacrifice fl y off Francisco Rodriguez in the ninth inning on
9/6 vs. the Angles (Sox won 7-6 in 15 innings) ... collected his first career
grand slam on 9/14-2 vs. Detroit (pinch hit), breaking a 7-7 tie in the eighth
inning ... homered in back-to-back games on 9/14-15 ... registered his first career multihomer game on 9/19 at
Kansas city ... began the season with charlotte and hit .319 (61-191) with 14 doubles, three triples, nine home
runs and 23 rBi ... was successful in 15 of 22 stolen base attempts ... produced two multihomer efforts (4/18
at Scranton wilkes-Barre and 5/11 at toledo) ... batted .373 (31-83) in april ... was 4-4 with a double and a rBi
on 5/15 vs. Syracuse ... signed as a minor-league free agent on 3/5.2007Spent majority of the season with Louisville (AAA)...Had 3 separate stints on the DL with a strained right hamstring...Had his contract selected by CIN on 5/29...Was outrighted back to Louisville after appearing in 5 games.2006Spent most of the season in the minor leagues, where he combined to hit .304 in 57g at Class
AA Chattanooga and Class AAA Louisville...appeared in 31g during 2 stints with the Reds (13g from 7/6-7/27, 18g from 9/4-10/1)...made 5 starts (3gs in CF, 2gs in RF)...almost made the club out of spring training (17g,
.298, 4hr, 7rbi) but suffered a sprained left ankle on 3/24...began the season on the minor league disabled
list with that injury...was reinstated on 6/3 and appeared in 13g for Chattanooga before he was promoted to
Louisville on 6/19...after a 13-game stint with the Reds was designated for assignment on 7/29...cleared waivers
in 8/1 and was outrighted to Louisville...spent the rest of the minor league season there...was promoted to Cin
on 9/4 and played in 18 more games, including 4 starts...led the Bats with 4 triples...on 10/5 cleared waivers
and was outrighted to Louisville...4 days later elected free agency...on 10/27 was re-signed to a minor league
contract for the 2007 season.2005In October 2004 was claimed off waivers by the Tigers from the Braves and spent the '05 season with Det's Class AAA affiliate in Toledo...in 108g for the Mud Hens hit .234 with 8hr, 45rbi and 22 stolen bases in 29 attempts...on 10/3 elected minor league free agency...on 10/28 was signed by the Reds to a minor league
contract and was invited to 2006 Major League spring training camp.2004Began the season on the Braves' Opening Day roster...from 6/23-7/14 was on the disabled list with a strained left elbow...from 7/5-7/14 made 9 rehab apps for Class A Rome and Myrtle Beach...on 7/15 was returned from his rehabilitation assignment, was reinstated from the DL and was optioned to Class AAA
Richmond...spent the rest of the minor league season there until he was promoted when rosters expanded...
hit safely in his last 4 apps of the season, the longest hitting streak of his career...twice produced a career-high
2 doubles in a game (4/28 at SF, 5/29 at Phi)...on 5/22 vs LA belted his first career pinch-hit homer (off Jeff
Weaver)...in 13g from 5/22-6/8 hit .333 (8r, 3 2b, 3hr, 9rbi)...played in all 5g of the National League Division
Series vs the Astros.2003Played the entire season with AAA Syracuse in the Blue Jays' farm system...Was tied for the team lead with 11 SB, was 2nd with 10 HR and was T2nd with 4 triples...Had 10 RBI in first 6 games of the season...Had team season-high 5 RBI on a 2-run HR and a 3-run triple May 8 at Charlotte...Hit in season-high 5 straight games July 25-29 (7-for-17)...Hit a pair of homers May 16 vs. Norfolk...Had 4 RBI and a 3-run HR April 14 vs. Buffalo.2002Spent most of the season at Class AA Tennessee, where in 86g he hit .297 with 15 stolen bases...was a Southern League All-Star and
Sportsticker's Southern League Star of Stars...ranked fifth in the SL in slugging (.471) and eighth in BA...was Southern League Player of the Week for 5/31-6/6
(.435, 9r, 1hr, 9rbi)...played for the American League
team in the Double-A All-Star Game at Norwich
and earned his team's MVP Award...on 7/18 was
promoted to Tor and spent the rest of the season
with the Blue Jays...on 7/24 at Bal hit his first career
home run (solo off Travis Driskill).2001Tied for fifth in Class-AA Southern League in triples (6) while playing for Tennessee... Had eight-game hitting streak for Class-A Dunedin May 24-June 2 and another eight-game hitting streak at Tennessee July 3-12... Batted .311 (37-for-119) with 17 RBI and 20 runs in July for Tennessee...
Had two home runs against West Tenn July 18 while with Tennessee... Batted .326 (15-for-46) with runners in scoring position
and less than two outs for Tennessee.2000Was selected by the Blue Jays from the Reds in the December 1999 Rule 5 Draft and began the '00
season with Tor...from 6/6-8/31 was on the disabled list with an injury to his left big toe...on 6/19 had surgery to remove a pin that had been inserted into that doe during an 11/4/98 bunionectomy...was reinstated from the
DL when rosters expanded on 9/1...on 4/6 vs KC made his Major League debut as a defensive replacement
in CF...on 4/15 vs Sea recorded his first career hit, a single off John Halama.1999For the Reds' Class A affiliate in Rockford ranked second in the Midwest League in triples (13)...among all Reds minor league batters ranked third in RBI (81) and T3rd in stolen bases
(35)...following the season played for San Bernardino in the California Fall League (.295, 3hr, 14rbi, 6sb) and
tied for the league lead in triples (4).1998Class A Burlington ranked third among Reds minor leaguers with 27 stolen bases...led the Midwest League in sac flies (9).1997In his first professional season led the Pioneer League with 9 triples at Rookie Billings...ranked fourth in the PL in stolen bases (18)...was a Pioneer League post-season All-Star...signed his first professional contract on 6/5.