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Chase Whitley | Relief Pitcher | #47

Team: Tampa Bay Rays
Age / DOB:  (28) / 6/14/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Troy
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 15 (0) / NYY
Contract: view contract details

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Chase Whitley got a five-out save in the Rays' 8-3 win over the Reds on Wednesday.
We'd like to see what Whitley could do as a starter, but it doesn't look like he'll get that chance in Tampa Bay anytime soon. As a reliever, he's done fine work, posting a 2.81 ERA in 32 innings. He's thrown the most innings of any major league pitcher yet to yield a homer this year. Jun 21 - 4:01 PM

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Chase Whitley pitched three scoreless innings Thursday in his second appearance since being called up by the Rays.

We'd like to see what Whitley could do at the back of the Rays' rotation, but he's a middle reliever right now. He's thrown five scoreless innings to date.
Apr 20 - 4:24 PM

Rays recalled RHP Chase Whitley from Triple-A Durham.

Whitley was among the Rays’ final cuts in spring training. The right-hander could be a candidate to replace Jake Odorizzi (hamstring) in the starting rotation. Whitley holds a 4.69 ERA over 33 major league appearances including 17 starts.
Apr 15 - 9:22 PM

Rays optioned RHP Chase Whitley to Triple-A Durham.

Whitley posted a 4.15 ERA in one start and five relief appearances this spring in the Grapefruit League. He's presumably going to work out of the rotation at Durham.
Mar 30 - 9:21 AM

Chase Whitley pitched 1 1/3 scoreless innings, striking out two, Friday against the Pirates.

Whitley pitched four scoreless innings last time out, but the short outing today makes it seem as though he was officially ruled out of the rotation mix. He could still make the Rays as a reliever. He has a 4.91 ERA this spring, but he's coming on strong now.
Mar 24 - 5:09 PM

Chase Whitley shut out the Jays for four innings while allowing just two hits and a walk on Saturday.

He punched out four batters and lowered his ERA to 5.59 in 9 2/3 spring innings. He is a longshot to make the Rays' rotation to start the season. He missed most of last year while recuperating from elbow surgery. Me made it into five games at the end of the season, compiling a nice 2.51 ERA with 15 strikeouts in 14 1/3 innings.
Mar 18 - 4:00 PM

Chase Whitley gave up three runs in 1 2/3 innings out of the pen Monday against the Twins.

Whitley built up to three innings last time out against Colombia, but he didn't have it today. While we're curious to see what he could do as the Rays' fifth starter, he's quite a long shot to claim the gig.
Mar 13 - 4:34 PM

Chase Whitley was sharp in allowing one run on two hits over three innings in Wednesday's loss to Colombia.

Whitley struck out four and did not walk a batter on the evening. This was his third outing of the spring after missing almost the entire 2016 campaign while recovering from Tommy John surgery. He pitched well in limited action at the end of the season, posting a 2.51 ERA and 15/3 K/BB ratio over 14 1/3 innings. Those in deeper AL-only formats should keep an eye on him as the spring progresses.
Mar 8 - 9:54 PM

Making his first major league start since Tommy John surgery, Chase Whitley allowed two runs in four innings Sunday against the Rangers.

Whitley had a 2.51 ERA and a 15/3 K/BB ratio in 14 1/3 innings down the stretch for the Rays. He's another intriguing arm for the team headed into 2017. Despite trading Mike Moore in July, it's quite possible the Rays will be able to shed another arm this winter and still enter next year with a very solid rotation.
Sun, Oct 2, 2016 07:19:00 PM

Chase Whitley will start against the Rangers on Sunday.

Just a little bit of shuffling here. Drew Smyly had been slated to start Sunday's regular-season finale, but the task will fall to Whitley instead. This will be his first start of the 2016 campaign. Better late than never. In 10 1/3 innings with the major league club this season, he has allowed five runs (two earned) on seven hits.
Wed, Sep 28, 2016 06:56:00 PM

Rays recalled RHP Chase Whitley from Double-A Montgomery.

Whitley underwent Tommy John surgery last May as a member of the Yankees, but he was claimed off waivers by the Rays over the winter and is now ready to make his return to the big leagues. The 27-year-old posted a sharp 2.21 ERA and 32/9 K/BB ratio in 36 2/3 innings between High-A and Double-A during his rehab assignment.
Mon, Sep 5, 2016 05:29:00 PM

Rays activated RHP Chase Whitley from the 60-day disabled list; optioned him to Double-A Montgomery.

Whitley is recovered from Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery, but the Rays will keep him in the minors until rosters expand on September 1. He has an impressive 1.20 ERA with 18 strikeouts in 15 innings (five starts) between High-A Charlotte and Double-A Montgomery. Tampa Bay will presumably use him in a starting role next month.
Wed, Aug 17, 2016 03:56:00 PM

Chase Whitley (elbow) threw two scoreless innings Sunday with High-A Charlotte.

Whitley worked around a hit and a walk for another sharp rehab appearance. He struck out three batters in a scoreless frame last week in his rehab debut. The right-hander should become an option for the Rays' bullpen (or perhaps starting rotation) by the middle of August. He underwent Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery last May.
Mon, Jul 25, 2016 06:07:00 AM

Chase Whitley (elbow) will begin a rehab assignment with High-A Charlotte on Monday.

It's obviously big news for Whitley as he works his way back from Tommy John surgery. He figures to be a starting or relief option for the Rays next month.
Sun, Jul 17, 2016 10:26:00 AM

Chase Whitley (elbow) will throw another round of live batting practice on Wednesday.

Whitley faced his first set of live hitters 10 days ago and continues to make incremental progress in his recovery from Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery. He could become an option for the Rays -- either as a starter or reliever -- at some point in August.
Wed, Jul 6, 2016 08:37:00 AM

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C1Wilson Ramos
2Jesus Sucre
1B1Logan Morrison
2Rickie Weeks
2B1Brad Miller
2Tim Beckham
SS1Adeiny Hechavarria
2Matt Duffy
3B1Evan Longoria
2Trevor Plouffe
LF1Colby Rasmus
2Shane Peterson
CF1Kevin Kiermaier
2Mallex Smith
3Peter Bourjos
RF1Steven Souza
DH1Corey Dickerson
Starting Pitcher
S1Chris Archer
2Alex Cobb
3Jake Odorizzi
4Matt Andriese
5Jacob Faria
6Blake Snell
7Nathan Eovaldi
Relief Pitcher
R1Alex Colome
2Brad Boxberger
3Xavier Cedeno
4Tommy Hunter
5Erasmo Ramirez
6Kevin Gadea
7Diego Moreno
8Chase Whitley
9Jumbo Diaz
10Adam Kolarek
11Shawn Tolleson