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Chase Whitley | Starting Pitcher

Team: Tampa Bay Rays
Age / DOB:  (26) / 6/14/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 217
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Troy
Contract: view contract details

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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. Nov 20 - 1:46 PM

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Yankees activated RHP Chase Whitley from the 60-day disabled list.

Whitley underwent Tommy John surgery in May. He's likely to be sidelined until around midseason next year.
Nov 4 - 2:44 PM

Yankees transferred RHP Chase Whitley from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

The move clears a spot on the 40-man roster for Slade Heathcott. Whitley underwent Tommy John surgery Tuesday.
May 20 - 10:19 AM

Chase Whitley underwent Tommy John surgery Tuesday.

Whitley was diagnosed late last week with a partially-torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow. He will be sidelined through the 2016 All-Star break.
May 19 - 5:51 PM

Chase Whitley will undergo Tommy John surgery on Tuesday.

Whitley was diagnosed with a partial tear of the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow late last week and he has decided to have season-ending surgery. Odds are he'll likely be in rehab mode until the second half of 2016. It's a tough break for the 25-year-old. Chris Capuano has replaced him in New York's starting rotation.
May 18 - 4:09 PM

The MRI taken on Chase Whitley's elbow has revealed a partial tear of the UCL.

Whitley exited early in Thursday's game against the Rays. After undergoing an MRI, a partial tear of the UCL was discovered. Surgery is a possibility, though that is not a certainty at this point. Chris Capuano (quad) will come off the disabled list to take Whitley's spot in the rotation.
May 15 - 6:09 PM

Yankees placed RHP Chase Whitley on the 15-day disabled list with a right elbow sprain.

It's not clear at this point how long he'll be sidelined, but the feeling is that it's a serious injury. Chris Capuano (quad) will come off the disabled list to take Whitley's spot in the rotation.
May 15 - 4:03 PM

Chase Whitley was removed from Thursday's start against the Rays in the second inning with an elbow injury.

He'll head for an MRI on Friday to determine the severity of the injury, but the Yankees don't sound too optimistic on his outlook. Chris Capuano is the most likely candidate to fill in should Whitley be unable to make his next start.
May 14 - 8:51 PM

Chase Whitley departed Thursday's start against the Rays in the second inning with an apparent injury.

No word yet on what exactly the injury is, but the right-hander walked off with the team trainer and slammed the ball into his teammate's hand as he was leaving. The Yankees should have an update on his status shortly.
May 14 - 8:00 PM

Chase Whitley served up three home runs in a losing effort against the Orioles on Saturday.

The right-hander was saddled with five runs on six hits over his 5 2/3 innings of work while walking two and striking out five. Jimmy Paredes, Chris Davis and Alejandro De Aza each left the yard against him, providing most of the damage on the afternoon. Even with the rough outing, Whitley owns a respectable 3.06 ERA, 1.19 WHIP and 16/3 K/BB ratio over 17 2/3 innings on the season. He'll look to get back on track on Thursday when he battles the Rays in Tampa Bay.
May 9 - 4:03 PM

Chase Whitley delivered seven shutout innings but took a no-decision as the Yankees lost to the Blue Jays on Monday.

Whitley matched Dickey as each pitcher blanked the opposition through six innings. The Yankees broke through with a run of support for Whitley in the seventh, but the bullpen couldn't finish the job for him. Whitley allowed six hits, walked none, and struck out six. The right-hander has been terrific over two starts, allowing just one run in 12 innings. As long as Masahiro Tanaka is sidelined, Whitley should continue to get the ball every five days. He'll pitch next against the Orioles in Baltimore.
May 4 - 9:36 PM

Chase Whitley held the Rays to one run over five innings, earning the win as the Yankees went on to a 4-2 victory on Tuesday.

Whitley was stingy in his 2015 season debut, scattering six hits and a walk while fanning five batters. The Rays pushed across their only run against him when Asdrubal Cabrera doubled to bring in Steven Souza in the third inning. Whitley was expected to be sent back down to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, but he could stick around now that Masahiro Tanaka is on the 15-day disabled list. If Whitley stays on schedule, he'll face the Blue Jays in Toronto.
Apr 28 - 10:22 PM

Yankees recalled RHP Chase Whitley from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Whitley was called up to make a spot-start Tuesday night against the Rays. He's not a recommended fantasy option outside of AL-only leagues and will likely be sent back down after the game.
Apr 28 - 2:39 PM

Yankees manager Joe Girardi announced Sunday that Chase Whitley will make a spot start on Tuesday against the Rays.

That will give Masahiro Tanaka an extra day of rest with his start pushed back until Wednesday. Despite the strong matchup against the Rays, Whitley is not a recommend streaming option outside of AL-only formats.
Apr 26 - 4:57 PM

Yankees optioned RHP Chase Whitley to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

So it appears Esmil Rogers will be the Yankees' primary long reliever. Whitley should get a look at some point in 2015. He posted a 5.23 ERA and 1.48 WHIP in 75 2/3 innings last season for New York.
Apr 2 - 11:34 AM

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LF1Desmond Jennings
2Joey Butler
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DH1Logan Morrison
Starting Pitcher
S1Chris Archer
2Jake Odorizzi
3Drew Smyly
4Erasmo Ramirez
5Matt Moore
6Alex Cobb
7Chase Whitley
8Jacob Faria
9Taylor Guerrieri
Relief Pitcher
R1Brad Boxberger
2Jake McGee
3Alex Colome
4Danny Farquhar
5Steve Geltz
6Xavier Cedeno
7Matt Andriese
8Enny Romero
9Andrew Bellatti