FORT MILL TOWNSHIP --
Former Charlotte Knight Dewayne Wise has been signed by the Chicago White Sox and assigned back to the Knights.
Wise, who played with the Knights in 2008, was designated for assignment by the New York Yankees on July 23.
The outfielder, who was born in nearby Columbia, hit .262 with three home runs and eight RBIs for the Yankees in 55 games this season. He began the season with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and hit .329 with four home runs and 10 RBIs over 21 games. New York purchased his contact from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre May 4.
In 2009, Wise appeared in seven games for the Knights and hit .333 before appearing in 84 games for the White Sox that season. On July 23, 2009, Wise saved Mark Buehrles perfect game with a leaping catch over the left center field wall.
To make room for Wise on Charlottes roster, infielder Jeff Baisley was released. Baisley hit .250 with one home run and five RBIs in 16 games for the Knights this season.
In a separate transaction, the Knights also released Dallas McPherson. McPherson played in 61 games for the Knights and hit .253 with 12 home runs and 47 RBI. He appeared in 101 games for Charlotte in 2011 and hit .283 with 20 home runs and 69.
Knights infielder Brett Morel was assigned to Charlotte from Chicago. Morel was hitting .240 with the Knights in just 14 games this season before being called up to Chicago where he appeared in 35 games for the White Sox and hit .177 with five RBI.
The Knights also picked up infielder Tommy Manzella. Manzella was with Huntsville in Double-A Southern League and Reno in Triple-A Pacific Coast League before being signed by the White Sox.
Manzella hit .100 in 15 games in Reno and .252 in 62 games with Huntsville with one home run and 28 RBI.
Road loss Sunday
Cody Pucketts home run in the seventh inning proved the winning run in the Louisville Bats 3-2 victory over the Knights on Sunday night.
Drew Garcias sacrifice fly in the second inning drove in Dan Johnson for the first run of the game and a lead for Charlotte. Louisville tied the game in the fourth on a homer run by Mike Constanzo.
Wises sacrifice fly to drive in Tyler Saladino in the fifth put the Knights back in front, only to have the Bats answer again as Denis Phipps led off the sixth with a home run.
Pucketts shot in the seventh put the Bats ahead for good, and got an insurance run. Neftali Soto led off the frame with a double to center field, and later scored on a fielding error.
Wise, Johnson, Tyler Kuhn and Hector Gimenez had two hits apiece for Charlotte.
Constanzo accounted for three of Louisvilles seven hits.
Daniel Moskos took the loss for the Knights. Starter Charles Shirek went six innings, giving up five hits and two runs both earned on solo homers. He walked two and struck out three.
Charlotte (65-51 going into Monday) traveled to Indianapolis to face the Indians Monday.
In the middle of an eight-game road trip, the Knights will return home Friday for an eight game home stand against Norfolk and Louisville.
With a seven-game lead in the International Leagues South Division over Norfolk through Sunday, the four-game series with the Tides could be key for the Knights to clinch the division.