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ELI WHITESIDE RUMORS

Rangers Claim Eli Whiteside Off Waivers for Back-Up Role

The Texas Rangers seem intent on going with Geovany Soto as their primary catcher.  They traded for Soto at the July trade deadline this past season.  However, with Mike Napoli gone to Boston, the team needed a back-up to Soto, and they got one yesterday in Eli Whiteside. According to Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, the Rangers claimed Eli White Side off waivers...
Via MLB Injury News
December 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Rangers claim C Whiteside off waivers

Eli Whiteside is packing his bags again. The backup catcher was claimed off waivers Wednesday by the Texas Rangers, who become his fourth team in two months. The Yankees claimed Whiteside off waivers from the San Francisco Giants on Nov. 5, and he signed a one-year $625,000 contract with New York on Nov. 26. The Toronto Blue Jays acquired Whiteside off waivers on Dec. 3, but...
Via Pro Sports Daily
December 12, 2012  |  Discuss

Rangers add veteran catcher Whiteside

The Texas Rangers added another name to the catching mix Wednesday by picking up Eli Whiteside on a waiver claim from Toronto. Whiteside, 33, has been busy this offseason as he's been claimed on waivers three times. He was acquired by the New York Yankees on a claim from San Francisco in early November. The Yankees designated him for assignment earlier this month and he was...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
December 12, 2012  |  Discuss

Move aside Manning, New York has a new Eli, and he's playing for the Yankees

Eli Whiteside is in the house.
Via IT IS HIGH, IT IS FAR, IT IS caught
November 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Yankees acquire Whiteside off waivers from Giants

The New York Yankees, seeking depth at the catcher position, claimed Eli Whiteside off waivers from the San Francisco Giants on Monday. Whiteside, 33, played parts of the past four seasons with the Giants, though he wasn't on the playoff roster for the team's run to the World Series championship this fall. He went 1-for-11 (.091) in 12 games with San Francisco this year...
Via Pro Sports Daily
November 05, 2012  |  Discuss

SF Giants Rumors: Whiteside Signed, Vizquel Would Sign With The Giants

John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle says (via twitter) the San Francisco Giants have signed catcher Eli Whiteside to a major league deal.   Whiteside will make $600K if he’s on the major league roster and $175K if he’s in the minors. It’s unknown where Whiteside will start the season with Buster Posey back, Hector Sanchez knocking on the door and Chris Stewart trying...

Giants Sign Eli Whiteside

According to John Shea, the Giants have signed Eli Whiteside to a major-league deal. It comes as no surprise that the Giants have re-signed him, as they had indicated that they were planning on bringing him back in some capacity, but it’s a bit of a head-scratcher that they gave him a major-league deal. Whiteside, 32, has hit .218/.274/.339 (67 OPS+) in limited time at the majors...
Via SF Giants Nirvana
December 17, 2011  |  Discuss

AP source: Giants bring back C Eli Whiteside

A person with knowledge of the negotiations says the San Francisco Giants have reached a one-year deal with backup catcher Eli Whiteside after declining to offer him a contract Monday, avoiding arbitration and making him a free agent. The person spoke Saturday on condition of anonymity because the deal is pending a physical. Whiteside will receive $600,000 if he is on the major...
Via Fox Sports
December 17, 2011  |  Discuss

It’s official: Giants re-sign Eli Whiteside

  Look who it is! Eli "Bad Penny" Whiteside. Aaron Gleeman at NBC Hard Ball Talk has reported that the Giants have made it official: Eli Whiteside is coming back to San Francisco. I first told you about the possibility on Wednesday and conjectured that it would probably be nothing more than a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training. And that’s exactly...
Via 22gigantes
December 16, 2011  |  Discuss

SF Giants Rumors: Giants Likely To Non-Tender Eli Whiteside

It’s not a crazy offseason for the Giants front office so far. They haven’t been actively pursuing top tier free agents, publicly anyways. As of now we know of two players that aren’t coming back. Pat Burrell is likely headed to retirement because of his foot problems. Jonathan Sanchez has been traded for Melky Cabrera.According to Andrew Baggarly of the San Jose Mercury News...
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