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Eli Whiteside | Catcher

Team: Chicago Cubs
Age / DOB:  (34) / 10/22/1979
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 215
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
Contract: view contract details

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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. Jun 24 - 7:22 PM

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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.
Jun 22 - 11:20 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.
Jun 3 - 4:28 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

Giants recalled C Eli Whiteside from Triple-A Fresno.

This is the corresponding move for Eric Hacker's demotion from the active roster. Whiteside is batting .216/.275/.337 over 533 career major league plate appearances and can be ignored in fantasy leagues.
Sun, Aug 26, 2012 05:34:00 PM

Giants optioned C Eli Whiteside to Triple-A Fresno.

Whiteside managed a walk and a hit in nine plate appearances with San Francisco. He should be back in September.
Thu, Aug 2, 2012 09:00:00 AM

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C1Welington Castillo
2John Baker
3Rafael Lopez
1B1Anthony Rizzo
2B1Javier Baez
2Logan Watkins
SS1Starlin Castro
2Chris Valaika
3B1Luis Valbuena
2Mike Olt
LF1Chris Coghlan
2Junior Lake
CF1Arismendy Alcantara
2Ryan Sweeney
3Matt Szczur
RF1Jorge Soler
2Justin Ruggiano
Starting Pitcher
S1Jake Arrieta
2Travis Wood
3Edwin Jackson
4Kyle Hendricks
5Tsuyoshi Wada
6Jacob Turner
7Felix Doubront
8James McDonald
Relief Pitcher
R1Hector Rondon
2Neil Ramirez
3Pedro Strop
4Justin Grimm
5Wesley Wright
6Carlos Villanueva
7Kyuji Fujikawa
8Eric Jokisch
9Blake Parker
10Dan Straily
11Brian Schlitter
12Arodys Vizcaino
13Zach Rosscup