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Tyler Wade was sent back down to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Saturday.
Wade provided depth for the Yankees while Starlin Castro (hamstring) was on the DL, but will travel back to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre following his reinstatement Saturday. The 22-year-old held his own during his major-league debut, but proved that he needed a little more work at the Triple-A level before becoming a regular with the Yankees. All in all, he went 3-for-28 with two doubles and one RBI over nine games. He has hit well with Scranton/Wilkes-Barre this season, and will likely be a candidate to rejoin the team before the end of the 2017 season, especially if there are any additional injuries in the middle infield.
Tyler Wade will start at second base and bat eighth Sunday against the Astros, Erik Boland of Newsday reports.
The versatile Wade will be making his fourth start in five games, with three of those starts coming at different positions. It's likely that at least semi-regular at-bats will be available for Wade through the All-Star break while the Yankees remain decimated by injuries, but playing time could be harder to come by during the second half.
Tyler Wade had his contract selected by the Yankees on Tuesday.
With Starlin Castro (hamstring) heading to the 10-day DL, Wade will have a chance to prove his worth on the big stage. The young shortstop has been tearing it up in Triple-A this season, hitting .313/.390/.444 with 25 RBI and 24 stolen bases, so the Yankees will give him a look just prior to the All-Star break. The top prospect may have a short stay in the big leagues once he arrives, but will certainly earn valuable playing time as one of the organization's top prospects.
Tyler Wade will be added to the 40-man roster and recalled from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Tuesday, Jack Curry of YES Network reports.
Starlin Castro's hamstring injury is prompting the move, but the 22-year-old has earned his first opportunity at the major-league level as he holds a .313/.390/.455 slash line with 24 stolen bases in 324 plate appearances with Scranton/Wilkes-Barre this season. Wade primarily played shortstop at Triple-A but has also seen time at second and third base, making him a logical choice to help with Castro's availability in question.
Tyler Wade, 22, is hitting .322/.386/.462 with five home runs and 20 steals (on 24 attempts) in 299 plate appearances for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
In addition to his hitting exploits, Wade is capable of playing all over the diamond, although most of his recent starts have come at shortstop. With Gleyber Torres needing Tommy John surgery, Wade now looks like an intriguing option should the Yankees choose to dip into the farm system to fill a hole in the big-league infield. He would also be an appealing secondary target for teams that might be looking to sell a win-now piece to the Yankees at the deadline.