Yankees claim Eli Whiteside off waivers from Giants


The Yankees have claimed catcher Eli Whiteside off waivers from the Giants, the team announced. Since they finished with the best record in the AL and have last waiver priority on an NL player, I suspect they’ll slide him through waivers again to get him off the 40-man roster.

Whiteside, 33, is a terrible hitter (65 wRC+ in 537 plate appearances) and really is no better than someone who gets called up in case of injury or as a third catcher in September. If he sticks with the organization heading into next year, he’ll likely serve as Austin Romine‘s backup and mentor in Triple-A.

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  1. Logan says:

    wth… they seem to have an obsession with scrubby C’s from SF

  2. Get Phelps Up says:

    And we didn’t even have to give up a potentially valuable bullpen piece this time!

  3. FIPster Doofus says:

    More like Eli Whitehair.

  4. Cris Pengiucci says:

    I first read “Ed Whitson” :-)

  5. Yankeefan says:

    i want ronny paulino ass our backup catcher get it done brian cashman

  6. Murderers' Row Boat says:

    I guess this means Frankie will finally get back to the show.

  7. kenthadley says:

    Could mean interest out there in Frankie, and this is just in preparation for moving him…..if they went with Stewart as the backup this year, and can pick from either Stewart or Whiteside as a backup next year, Austin plays full season AAA, and Frankie goes. All predicated on Martin resigning.

  8. Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle AKA True Yankee(TM) says:

    So what you’re saying is he’s going to catch 55 games with the big club next year and contribute absolutely nothing of value offensively or defensively?

    #2013 Chris Stewart

  9. Peter R says:

    Off-season done. See ya in ST guys!

  10. Robinson Tilapia says:


    In all seriousness, with a name like “Eli Whiteside,” he should be able to forego the pinstripes and just play the game in full lumberjack gear.

  11. Austin Aunelowitzky says:


  12. Rich in NJ says:

    Sucky catchers are irresistible to this GM.

  13. Fernando says:

    I guess Cashman will keep picking up SF catchers until he ends up with Posey. Try again.

  14. Steve (different one) says:

    It’s simple, get “Eli from the Giants” and you will get multiple ringzzzz….

  15. gageagainstthrmachine says:

    “Our f*#^ing troubles are over, Dude.”

    /Walter Sobchak’d

  16. ZZzzzzzzz says:

    Sounds Like a Molina sister.

  17. dalelama says:

    Effin’ great, real great….

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