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Eli Whiteside | Catcher

Team: San Francisco Giants
Age / DOB:  (35) / 10/22/1979
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 215
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Eli Whiteside has retired from baseball.
Whiteside, 35, signed a minor league deal with the Braves earlier this offseason, but he's changed his mind and decided to take a coaching position in the Giants' organization instead. The defense-first catcher batted .210/.265/.327 across parts of six seasons for the Orioles, Giants and Cubs. Jan 30 - 2:44 PM

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Braves signed C Eli Whiteside to a minor league contract.

Whiteside appeared in eight games with the Cubs this season and hit .214 with six homers and a .655 OPS over 63 games in Triple-A. The 35-year-old will provide some catching depth.
Fri, Nov 7, 2014 04:52:00 PM

Cubs sent C Eli Whiteside outright to Triple-A Iowa.

Whiteside had been designated for assignment, but he's cleared waivers and will remain in the organization. The veteran catcher had just three hits in 25 at-bats during his time with the big club.
Tue, Jun 24, 2014 07:22:00 PM

Cubs designated C Eli Whiteside for assignment.

Whiteside had just three hits in 25 at-bats during his time with the big club. The Cubs will hope he clears waivers and goes back to Triple-A Iowa as depth.
Sun, Jun 22, 2014 11:20:00 AM

Cubs purchased the contract of C Eli Whiteside from Triple-A Iowa.

Whiteside will serve as the backup to Cubs catcher John Baker while Welington Castillo (back) is on the disabled list. Whiteside was hitting .171/.235/.295 at Iowa.
Tue, Jun 3, 2014 04:28:00 PM

Cubs signed C Eli Whiteside to a minor league contract.

The 34-year-old backstop will receive an invitation to spring training as well. He spent the entire 2013 season at Triple-A Round Rock where even in the offensive-rich PCL he slashed a putrid .187/.242/.280 with five homers and 25 RBI. He'll function as organizational depth for the Cubs.
Fri, Nov 15, 2013 11:50:00 PM

Eli Whiteside (calf) has resumed baseball activities.

Whiteside has been dealing with a mild calf strain since the start of spring training. If all goes well, he could return to Cactus League games later this week.
Source: ESPN Dallas
Tue, Mar 12, 2013 03:20:00 PM

Rangers sent C Eli Whiteside outright to Triple-A Round Rock.

Whiteside has been claimed by three different teams this offseason. He cleared waivers this time around and will remain in the Rangers' organization. The 33-year-old will go into spring training as the third catcher behind A.J. Pierzynski and Geovany Soto.
Sat, Jan 5, 2013 10:29:00 AM

Rangers designated C Eli Whiteside for assignment.

It's the fourth time he's been cut from an organization this offseason. Whiteside, a .215/.273/.335 career hitter, tallied only 14 MLB plate appearances in 2012.
Thu, Jan 3, 2013 12:31:00 PM

Rangers claimed C Eli Whiteside off waivers from the Yankees.

It's the third time Whiteside has changed teams this offseason. He was 1-for-12 (.091) in 2012 with the Giants and is doubtful to ever hold any sort of fantasy value.
Wed, Dec 12, 2012 05:05:00 PM

Blue Jays claimed C Eli Whiteside off waivers from the Yankees.

Whiteside was designated for assignment by the Yankees late last month. Right now, the 33-year-old is the fourth catcher on the Blue Jays' depth chart. Which means he is doubtful to make the Opening Day roster.
Mon, Dec 3, 2012 01:45:00 PM

Yankees designated C Eli Whiteside for assignment.

The move creates space on the Yankees' roster for Andy Pettitte, who re-signed on Wednesday. Whiteside recently inked a one-year, $625,000 deal with New York and should remain with the club as organizational depth.
Wed, Nov 28, 2012 04:14:00 PM

Yankees avoided arbitration with C Eli Whiteside by agreeing to a one-year, $625,000 contract.

Whiteside, who was claimed off waivers from the Giants earlier this month, owns a .215/.273/.335 batting line and a .608 OPS over 537 plate appearances in the big leagues. He'll compete for the backup catcher job in spring training.
Mon, Nov 26, 2012 01:29:00 PM

Yankees claimed C Eli Whiteside off waivers from the Giants.

Whiteside, 33, appeared in 12 games with the Giants this year and owns a .215/.273/.335 batting line and a .608 OPS over 537 plate appearances in the big leagues. He will likely struggle to win a roster spot during spring training.
Mon, Nov 5, 2012 05:58:00 PM

The Giants are considering adding Eli Whiteside to their World Series roster.

Whiteside's addition would come at the expense of a reliever. By putting another catcher on the roster, the Giants would be able to use Hector Sanchez in the designated hitter spot for games in Detroit.
Tue, Oct 23, 2012 09:42:00 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Buster Posey
2Andrew Susac
3Hector Sanchez
1B1Brandon Belt
2B1Joe Panik
SS1Brandon Crawford
2Ehire Adrianza
3B1Matt Duffy
LF1Nori Aoki
2Gregor Blanco
CF1Angel Pagan
RF1Hunter Pence
2Justin Maxwell
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Madison Bumgarner
2Matt Cain
3Mike Leake
4Jake Peavy
5Chris Heston
6Tim Lincecum
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Santiago Casilla
2Sergio Romo
3Jeremy Affeldt
4Javier Lopez
5Hunter Strickland
6George Kontos
7Yusmeiro Petit
8Ryan Vogelsong
9Tim Hudson