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Jays claim catcher Whiteside off waivers from Yankees

The Canadian Press

12/3/2012 3:04:26 PM

TORONTO -- The Toronto Blue Jays have claimed catcher Eli Whiteside off waivers from the New York Yankees.

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 triple-A Fresno he batted .224 with one home run and 20 RBIs.

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.