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Yankees’ Chase Whitley to make MLB debut Thursday

May 13, 2014, 7:59 PM EDT

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As first reported by Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish, the Yankees are planning to promote 24-year-old right-handed pitcher Chase Whitley from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Thursday afternoon to start the club’sĀ series finale against the Mets.

Whitley was a 15th-round pick of the Yankees in 2010. He began his professional career as a closer but has since transitioned into a starter and boasts a 2.39 ERA, 1.025 WHIP, and 32/7 K/BB ratio in 26 1/3 innings this season at the Triple-A level.

Whitley is starting in place of CC Sabathia, who landedĀ on the 15-day disabled list Sunday with inflammation and fluid buildup in his right knee.

Whitely could get a couple turns if he pitches well Thursday. It will be his major league debut.

  1. pitchingmechanicstips - May 13, 2014 at 8:08 PM

    Reblogged this on Pitching Mechanics Tips.

  2. proudlycanadian - May 13, 2014 at 8:39 PM

    Anyone but Aceves!

  3. apkyletexas - May 13, 2014 at 8:50 PM

    After a completely unremarkable 4+ years in the minors, he’s getting called up because basically there’s nothing left to do with him developmentally. They left him unprotected leading into his fourth Rule 5 draft this winter but no team bothered to take him. He’s been at AAA for over two seasons. At age 25, it’s time to show something or move on down the road.

    I wouldn’t expect much from the guy.

    • clydeserra - May 13, 2014 at 10:04 PM

      coincidentally, he looks scared in the stock photo

      • apkyletexas - May 14, 2014 at 12:35 AM

        He’s about to be assimilated into the Borg. I’d be scared too.

  4. pisano - May 14, 2014 at 9:18 AM

    Sacrificial lamb, another ass whipping in the making.

  5. nbjays - May 14, 2014 at 9:21 AM

    Is it another unwritten rule in baseball that if your first name is Chase then your last name must end in the letters “ley”?

  6. sandwiches4ever - May 14, 2014 at 10:19 AM

    And here I thought Preston Claiborne was the preppiest name ever….

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