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Robert Whitenack | Starting Pitcher

Team: Cleveland Indians
Age / DOB:  (25) / 11/20/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 185
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Indians released RHP Robert Whitenack.
Whitenack, 25, holds a 4.52 ERA with just 250 strikeouts across 392 1/3 innings across five minor league seasons. The right-hander has thrown just 43 2/3 frames avoid A-ball. Mar 21 - 2:48 PM

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Indians sent RHP Robert Whitenack outright to Triple-A Indianapolis.

Whitenack successfully cleared waivers after being designated for assignment last week. The 24-year-old owns a 4.13 ERA over parts of four seasons in the minors and will serve as organizational depth.
Tue, Apr 16, 2013 03:30:00 PM

Indians designated RHP Robert Whitenack for assignment.

The Tribe claimed Whitenack off waivers from the Cubs last week but had to dump him Tuesday to clear a 40-man roster spot for catcher Omir Santos. Whitenack posted a 5.96 ERA in 51-plus innings last year in High-A ball. The 24-year-old is far from prospect status.
Tue, Apr 9, 2013 05:42:00 PM

Indians claimed RHP Robert Whitenack off waivers from the Cubs; optioned him to Double-A Akron.

Frank Herrmann (elbow) was transferred to the 60-day disabled list in order to clear a spot on the 40-man roster. Whitenack had a 5.96 ERA and 31/27 K/BB ratio in 51 1/3 innings last season at High-A Daytona, but he showed some ability prior to Tommy John surgery in 2011. The 24-year-old will serve as relief depth in the minors.
Wed, Apr 3, 2013 03:23:00 PM

Cubs designated RHP Robert Whitenack for assignment.

Whitenack posted an ugly 5.96 ERA, 1.89 WHIP and 31/27 K/BB ratio in 51 1/3 innings last season at High-A Daytona. The 24-year-old will probably pass through waivers and remain in the Cubs' farm system.
Mon, Apr 1, 2013 11:11:00 AM

Cubs purchased the contract of RHP Robert Whitenack from High-A Daytona.

Whitenack showed promise in 2011 but fell back in 2012 with a 5.96 ERA over 15 High-A starts. The Cubs think enough of him to protect him from the Rule 5 Draft, however.
Tue, Nov 20, 2012 08:13:00 PM

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1B1Carlos Santana
2B1Jason Kipnis
2Mike Aviles
SS1Asdrubal Cabrera
2Jose Ramirez
3B1Lonnie Chisenhall
LF1Michael Brantley
2Chris Dickerson
CF1Michael Bourn
2Nyjer Morgan
RF1David Murphy
DH1Nick Swisher
2Ryan Raburn
3Jason Giambi
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2Corey Kluber
3Josh Tomlin
4Trevor Bauer
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2Bryan Shaw
3John Axford
4Marc Rzepczynski
5Carlos Carrasco
6Scott Atchison
7Kyle Crockett
8Nick Hagadone