Jays claim catcher Whiteside off waivers from Yankees
The Toronto Blue Jays have claimed catcher Eli Whiteside off waivers from the New York Yankees and have filled their 40-man roster.
Whiteside, 33, appeared in 12 games for the San Francisco Giants last season, posting a .091 average in 11 at-bats.
In 60 games with AAA Fresno he batted .224 with one home run and 20 runs batted in.
The sixth-round choice of the Orioles in the 2001 draft has played in 208 major league games with Baltimore (2005) and San Francisco (2009-12) posting a .215 average with 10 home runs and 43 RBIs.