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Matt Wise | Relief Pitcher

Team: New York Mets
Age / DOB:  (42) / 11/18/1975
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 200
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Cal State Fullerton
Drafted: 1997 / Rd. 6 (0) / LAA

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The agent for Ex-Mets pitcher Matt Wise says his client has retired.
Wise missed most of 2008 with rotator cuff tendinitis. He has yet to make an official announcement, but it sounds like the shoulder remains a problem. Fri, Mar 6, 2009 07:13:00 PM
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Matt Wise (shoulder) has given up on his goal of returning this season.

Wise left the Mets' complex in Florida a couple of days ago. He should be ready for spring training next year and might be asked to play some Winter ball.
Sat, Aug 23, 2008 08:48:00 AM

Matt Wise will seek a second opinion on the shoulder injury that landed him on the 15-day DL last week.

Team doctors diagnosed it as rotator cuff tendinitis, but Wise has scheduled a visit with Dr. Lewis Yocum in Los Angeles to ensure that diagnosis is correct. "It must be relatively serious," said manager Willie Randolph. "I don't know if he's going to be out of the year, but he's going to be out a couple months, probably. It's serious. He's not going to be with us, so he's got to get strong."
Sat, May 31, 2008 05:13:00 PM

Mets placed RHP Matt Wise on the 15-day disabled list with a right shoulder injury.

Maybe having Wise throw in both games of a doubleheader last week wasn't the best idea. It's his second trip to the disabled list this season.
Tue, May 27, 2008 09:07:00 PM

Newsday reports that Matt Wise will be placed on the disabled list with a weak right shoulder.

Wise has only been back from a DL stint due to a bruised arm for two weeks, allowing two earned runs in four innings. This is the move that will make space for Carlos Muniz on the Mets' roster.
Source: Newsday
Tue, May 27, 2008 04:00:00 PM

Mets activated RHP Matt Wise from the 15-day disabled list.

Since the Mets dropped Jorge Sosa from the roster, Joe Smith gets to stick around. It looked like Smith, because he has options left, would be the odd man out to make room for Wise.
Tue, May 13, 2008 05:53:00 PM

Matt Wise (bruised arm) could be activated from the disabled list on Thursday.

Wise is ready to return, but the Mets don't have a spot for him. It should get easier to find one after the team calls up a pitcher - probably Adam Bostick - to make a spot start on Wednesday. Reliever Joe Smith appears to be the top candidate for a demotion.
Source: Newsday
Tue, May 13, 2008 10:48:00 AM

Matt Wise is ready to return to the Mets' bullpen, but manager Willie Randolph has yet to make a move.

Wise is with the team in New York. "He's ready, I guess, but we're not ready to make that roster move yet," Willie Randolph said Friday. "Could be Saturday, could be Sunday or Monday. But I would say in the very near future." It's not clear who they'll send down to make room. The New York Daily News suggest they could demote Joe Smith or Jorge Sosa.
Sat, May 10, 2008 08:22:00 AM

Matt Wise (bruised arm) could return to the Mets on Friday.

Wise is scheduled to start back-to-back Single-A games, and if he doesn't suffer a setback, he should be ready for the weekend series against the Reds.
Mon, May 5, 2008 10:04:00 AM

Matt Wise (forearm) appears likely to remain on the disabled list until the end of April.

The Mets were optimistic Wise would be activated when eligible on Thursday, but he still hasn't started throwing.
Tue, Apr 15, 2008 09:56:00 AM

Mets placed RHP Matt Wise on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to April 2, with right forearm stiffness.

Wise will be eligible to return in nine days. Joe Smith will be asked to get more key outs in the meantime.
Tue, Apr 8, 2008 01:20:00 PM

The New York Daily News reports that Matt Wise appears headed for the disabled list with right forearm stiffness.

Wise hasn't pitched since giving up a walk-off home run against the Marlins last Tuesday, but doesn't expect to miss significant time. "I've had three elbow surgeries, and this doesn't feel like anything," said Wise. The Mets are expected to call up Carlos Muniz to take his place.
Tue, Apr 8, 2008 11:32:00 AM

Matt Wise will be unavailable for several days because of soreness in his right arm.

Wise had an MRI on the arm Wednesday that showed no structural damage. He should be able to avoid the DL with a few days of rest.
Sun, Apr 6, 2008 12:22:00 PM

Matt Wise's one-year deal with the Mets is worth $1.2 million.

It's a partially guaranteed deal. He'll receive $750,000 if he's cut by the team during spring training. The $1.2 million is $200,000 more than he made with the Brewers last year.
Tue, Dec 18, 2007 06:52:00 PM

Mets signed RHP Matt Wise, who had been with the Brewers, to a one-year contract.

The Brewers liked Guillermo Mota better, so they traded for him last month and then non-tendered Wise last week. Our guess is that Wise is the more effective pitcher next season, and the Mets are probably getting him for less than half the $3.2 million Mota was due to make. He'll work in middle relief.
Tue, Dec 18, 2007 04:07:00 PM

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