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Chase Whitley | Starting Pitcher | #77

Team: Atlanta Braves
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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Braves and RHP Chase Whitley avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $800,000 contract.
The reliever had been claimed off waivers from the Rays earlier in the day. The Tommy John surgery survivor is expected to get a chance to start with his new team after posting a 4.08 ERA in 57 1/3 innings with Tampa Bay this past season. Fri, Dec 1, 2017 10:27:00 PM

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Braves claimed RHP Chase Whitley off waivers from the Rays.

Whitley, who is arbitration-eligible for the first time this winter, held a 4.08 ERA and 43/16 K/BB ratio over 57 1/3 relief innings for the Rays in 2017 in his first full season back from Tommy John surgery. The 28-year-old will fill a middle relief role in Atlanta.
Fri, Dec 1, 2017 01:45:00 PM

Rays optioned RHP Chase Whitley to Triple-A Durham.

Whitley has pitched to a respectable 3.28 ERA and 0.99 WHIP in 33 appearances covering 49 1/3 innings with the Rays this season. He figures to be back up with the big league club when rosters expand at the beginning of September.
Wed, Aug 23, 2017 10:50:00 PM

Rays recalled RHP Chase Whitley from Triple-A Durham.

Whitley has a solid 3.45 ERA and 31/14 K/BB ratio over 47 innings with the Rays this season. He'll operate in middle relief in his return to the majors.
Mon, Aug 14, 2017 03:36:00 PM

Rays optioned RHP Chase Whitley to Triple-A Durham.

Whitley has pitched well for the Rays this season but was knocked around for three runs over three innings Monday. Ryne Stanek is replacing him in the bullpen.
Tue, Aug 1, 2017 12:18:00 AM

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.
Wed, Jun 21, 2017 04:01:00 PM

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.
Thu, Apr 20, 2017 04:24:00 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.
Sat, Apr 15, 2017 09:22:00 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.
Thu, Mar 30, 2017 09:21:00 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.
Fri, Mar 24, 2017 05:09:00 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.
Sat, Mar 18, 2017 04:00:00 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.
Mon, Mar 13, 2017 04:34:00 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.
Wed, Mar 8, 2017 09:54:00 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

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