Eli Whiteside DFA'ed by Yankees
The Yankees had claimed Whiteside, 33, off waivers from San Francisco on Nov. 5, and on Monday, the team avoided arbitration with him by agreeing to a one-year contract worth $625,000 in the Major Leagues and $200,000 in the Minors.
Whiteside has spent the bulk of his Major League time with the Giants, hitting .214 in 199 games from 2009-12. Last year, he hit .224 with one home run and 20 RBI in 60 games at Triple-A Fresno, then was 1-for-11 in 12 Major League games.
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