• by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

    Braves sign Whiteside, Marimon, Greg Smith to minor-league deals

    The Braves have signed catcher Eli Whiteside and pitchers Sugar Ray Marimon and Greg Smith to minor-league deals, Baseball America reports. Whiteside owns a career .210/.265/.327 line in 514 major-league at-bats, but he's done most of his work over the last three seasons in the minors. Marimon posted a 3.19 ERA and 84:35 K:BB ratio in 115 2/3 innings across three minor-league levels in 2014. Smith, who hasn't pitched in the majors since 2010, went 9-11 with a 4.40 ERA and 92:37 K:BB ratio in 157 1/3 innings with Triple-A Lehigh Valley this past season.

  • by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

    Eli Whiteside clears waivers, assigned to Triple-A

    Cubs catcher Eli Whiteside has cleared waivers and been assigned to Triple-A Iowa, the team announced Tuesday. Whiteside was designated for assignment Sunday after Welington Castillo was activated from the disabled list. Whiteside was 3 for 25 with no extra-base hits in eight games with the Cubs.

  • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Eli Whiteside taken off 40-man roster

    Cubs catcher Eli Whiteside was designated for assignment Sunday to clear a roster spot for catcher Welington Castillo, who was activated off the disabled list. Whiteside hit .120 (3 for 25) with two RBI in eight games for the Cubs.

  • by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst

    Cubs promote catcher Eli Whiteside

    With Welington Castillo (rib) going on the disabled list, the Cubs called up catcher Eli Whiteside from Triple-A Iowa. Whiteside batted .171 with three homers and 13 RBI in 33 games with Iowa.

  • by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

    Cubs send Eli Whiteside to Triple-A Wednesday

    The Cubs sent catcher Eli Whiteside to Triple-A Iowa Wednesday. Whiteside lost out on the battle for backup catcher duties this spring, going 1 for 18 at the plate.

  • by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

    Cubs sign Eli Whiteside to minor-league deal

    The Cubs have signed catcher Eli Whiteside to a minor-league deal, MLBDailyDish.com reports. Whiteside hit .187/.242/.280 with five home runs and 25 RBI in 225 at-bats with Triple-A Round Rock last season. Whiteside is a career .215/.273/.335 hitter with 10 home runs and 43 RBI in 489 at-bats over five major-league seasons.

  • by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com

    Whiteside outrighted to AAA

    The Rangers sent catcher Eli Whiteside to Triple-A Saturday, after he made it through waivers following his designation for assignment. He has been put on waivers three times this season, and this was the first time he made it through without being claimed.