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Chase Whitley | Relief Pitcher | #47

Team: Tampa Bay Rays
Age / DOB:  (27) / 6/14/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 215
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Troy
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 15 (0) / NYY
Contract: view contract details

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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. Oct 2 - 7:19 PM

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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.
Sep 28 - 6:56 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.
Sep 5 - 5:29 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.
Aug 17 - 3:56 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.
Jul 25 - 6:07 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.
Jul 17 - 10:26 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.
Jul 6 - 8:37 AM

Chase Whitley (elbow) threw live batting practice on Saturday.

It was the first time he's faced hitters since last year's Tommy John surgery. Whitley could be an option for the Rays at some point in the second half, but they're surely not counting on much from him until next season.
Jun 26 - 10:39 AM

Chase Whitley (elbow) worked in breaking balls Tuesday in a 35-pitch bullpen session.

It was his first time using those pitches since his Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery last May. Whitley could become an option for the Rays in July.
May 31 - 6:47 PM

Chase Whitley (elbow) made it through a successful 25-pitch bullpen session on Tuesday.

Whitley was just cleared for full-mound work last week and he only threw fastballs Tuesday at the Rays' spring training complex. The right-hander is on his way back from Tommy John surgery and will probably be sidelined until late June or early July. Tampa Bay claimed him off waivers from the Yankees last November.
Apr 27 - 9:39 AM

Chase Whitley (elbow) has advanced to full-mound work.

Whitley had been working off half-mounds for over a week without issue. The right-hander is on the long road to recovery from Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery and probably won't become an option for the Rays until sometime in late June or early July.
Apr 21 - 9:15 AM

Chase Whitley (elbow) made 20 throws from a half-mound on Tuesday.

That's a big step in the right direction for Whitley, who underwent Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery last May. The former Yankees swingman still has a long way to go with his rehab and probably won't be an option for the Rays until after the All-Star break.
Apr 13 - 9:07 AM

Rays placed RHP Chase Whitley on the 60-day disabled list with a right elbow injury.

Whitley underwent Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery last May, while he was a member of the Yankees, and he is expected to miss the entire first half of the 2016 season. This was a procedural move to clear a 40-man roster spot for new Rays reliever Ryan Webb.
Feb 18 - 11:43 AM

Chase Whitley (elbow) should return around the same time as Alex Cobb.

Both are recovering from Tommy John surgery and should be back around late July. Whitley has made 16 starts for the Yankees over his last two seasons but may have to settle for a long relief role in Tampa. The 26-year-old owns a thoroughly underwhelming 5.02 ERA across 95 big-league innings.
Feb 13 - 11:52 PM

Rays claimed RHP Chase Whitley off waivers from the Yankees.

Whitley's currently rehabbing from Tommy John surgery. The 26-year-old right-hander underwent the procedure in May. He likely won't be ready to pitch again until some time in the middle of the 2016 campaign.
Fri, Nov 20, 2015 01:46:00 PM

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