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Chase Whitley | Starting 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
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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

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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

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.
Wed, Nov 4, 2015 02:44:00 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.
Wed, May 20, 2015 10:19:00 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.
Tue, May 19, 2015 05:51:00 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.
Mon, May 18, 2015 04:09:00 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.
Fri, May 15, 2015 06:09:00 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Curt Casali
2Luke Maile
1B1Steve Pearce
2Logan Morrison
2B1Logan Forsythe
2Nick Franklin
SS1Brad Miller
2Tim Beckham
3B1Evan Longoria
LF1Brandon Guyer
2Desmond Jennings
CF1Kevin Kiermaier
2Mikie Mahtook
RF1Steven Souza
2Oswaldo Arcia
DH1Corey Dickerson
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Archer
2Jake Odorizzi
3Drew Smyly
4Matt Moore
5Blake Snell
6Matt Andriese
7Alex Cobb
8Chase Whitley
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Alex Colome
2Brad Boxberger
3Xavier Cedeno
4Enny Romero
5Erasmo Ramirez
6Matt Andriese
7Kevin Jepsen
8Dylan Floro