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Eli Whiteside | Catcher

Team: San Francisco Giants
Age / DOB:  (37) / 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. Fri, Jan 30, 2015 02:44:00 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