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Chase Whitley | Relief Pitcher | #46

Team: Atlanta Braves
Age / DOB:  (29) / 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 optioned RHP Chase Whitley to Triple-A Gwinnett.
The move clears a spot for Mike Soroka on the active roster. Whitley allowed two runs over one inning during his lone appearance. May 1 - 12:26 PM

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Braves recalled RHP Chase Whitley from Triple-A Gwinnett.

Whitley was claimed off waivers from the Rays over the offseason. He holds a career 4.48 ERA over 74 appearances -- 17 starts -- in the majors and will operate in long relief.
Apr 27 - 3:30 PM

Braves activated RHP Chase Whitley from the 10-day disabled list; optioned him to Triple-A Gwinnett.

Whitley is recovered from the staph infection in his right heel, but the Braves don't have a place for him right now on their major league roster. The 28-year-old right-hander holds a 4.48 ERA in 166 2/3 career innings at the big league level.
Apr 17 - 5:02 PM

Braves placed RHP Chase Whitley on the 10-day disabled list with a staph infection.

Whitley was diagnosed with a staph infection in his right heel in late February and only pitched 2 1/3 innings in the Grapefruit League. He should be an option for the Braves around the middle of April.
Mar 29 - 1:29 PM

Chase Whitley (staph infection) is expected to resume pitching in Grapefruit League games next week.

Whitley has been sidelined since February 27 because of a staph infection on his right heel, but it sounds like he should be fine for the start of the 2018 regular season. The 28-year-old right-hander projects to serve as a long reliever this year for Atlanta.
Mar 15 - 2:56 PM

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

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

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