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Wise injures oblique during Triple-A rehab stint

CHICAGO -- Dewayne Wise was preparing for the final game of a Minor League rehab stint with Triple-A Charlotte in conjunction with a strained right hamstring -- which had sent him to the disabled list retroactive to May 30 -- when he injured his right oblique.

"I was taking batting practice and it felt like I got stabbed in my side," said Wise on Friday. "That's where I'm at with that. I'm going to go out in the cage and take some swings off the tee and go from there.

"Nobody wants to be on the DL. Just seeing your boys out there struggling, you just want to do whatever you can to get back and help. Now there's another injury, so that's set me back a while. I'm just trying to keep a good attitude about it, just keep working and try to get better."

Wise doesn't believe the injury is as serious as a pull, but has no real timetable for his return.

"Whenever I can turn on an inside pitch, I'll probably go back down to Charlotte and play in a few rehab games," Wise said. "That's where I'm at now. Just hitting the ball the other way and up the middle, it's not that bad. But once I try to crank it up a little bit and pull the ball, that's when it really bothers me."

Scott Merkin is a reporter for Read his blog, Merk's Works, and follow him on Twitter @scottmerkin.
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