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Brewers' Garrett Whitley: Inks minor-league deal
Whitley signed a minor-league contract with Milwaukee on Thursday.
Whitley advanced to Triple-A Durham during the 2021 campaign and slashed .172/.269/.301 with two homers, 16 runs, 11 RBI and three stolen bases across 31 games. The 24-year-old will be in camp as a non-roster invitee at spring training.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Garrett Whitley: Avoids facial surgery
Whitely (face) will not need surgery and could possibly return in time for the start of the season, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports.
Whitley suffered multiple facial fractures after getting struck in the face by a foul ball in the dugout during Monday's game against the Orioles. The 22-year-old is expected to return to the minors to continue developing following spring training. Whitely hit .226/.339/.412 with 10 home runs, 51 runs scored and 40 RBI across 114 games for High-A Charlotte in 2019.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Garrett Whitley: Suffers multiple facial fractures
Whitley suffered multiple facial fractures but avoided damage to his eye after getting struck in the face by a foul ball in the dugout Monday, Neil Solondz of the Rays Radio Network reports.
Whitley appears to have avoided the worst-case scenario after a scary situation but still isn't in a particularly good place. His recovery timeline is not yet clear.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Garrett Whitley: Suffers facial injury
Whitley exited Monday's Grapefruit League game against the Orioles after suffering a right facial injury, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports.
Whitley was struck by a foul ball in the dugout during Monday's contest, and he left the game immediately after. The severity of the injury is unknown, but the 22-year-old will undergo further testing. A potential timetable for return could be revealed once the results of the tests are known.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Garrett Whitley: Back to full health
Whitley (shoulder) said Monday that he received clearance for full baseball activities earlier in March, Ernest Hooper of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
After working hard to rehab a labrum injury that cost him all of the 2018 season, Whitley was rewarded Monday with the opportunity to play with the big club in the Rays' 4-2 exhibition loss to the Pirates. Whitley entered the game in right field in the seventh inning and later plated Emilio Bonifacio on a ninth-inning double. The 22-year-old will likely open the season at Low-A Bowling Green or High-A Charlotte.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Garrett Whitley: Undergoes surgery for torn labrum
Whitley underwent surgery to repair a torn right labrum and will miss the 2018 season, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Whitley was the Rays first-round pick in the 2015 draft and slashed .249/.362/.430 with 13 home runs in 358 at-bats for High-A Bowling Green last season, which included a troubling 34.1 percent strikeout rate. The 21-year-old will look to get back on track for the 2019 season.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Garrett Whitley: Back in action at Low-A
Whitley (undisclosed) is back in action at Low-A Bowling Green. He is hitting .250/.329/.421 with two home runs and four steals (on five attempts) through 76 at-bats.
Whitley missed two weeks with an undisclosed ailment, but has four hits and four RBI in 10 at-bats since coming off the DL on May 19. His 36.5 percent strikeout rate and .395 BABIP point to some regression ahead, unless he can improve his approach.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Garrett Whitley: Takes step forward in second pro season
Whitley finished the 2016 season with a .266/.356/.379 batting line in 65 games with Low-A Hudson Valley.
The Rays held Whitley back to start the year -- he didn't make his debut until June 17 -- and he struggled out of the gate, but the 19-year-old went on to hit .324/.400/.500 in August. Whitley, the 13th overall pick in the 2015 draft, flashed little power this season but drew walks at a 10 percent clip and his speed was as advertised (21-for-26 in stolen base attempts). He figures to advance to the High-A level at some point in 2017, if not to begin the campaign.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Garrett Whitley: Four innings in start versus Rangers
Whitley allowed two runs on six hits with no walks and four strikeouts across four innings in Sunday's start versus the Rangers.
Whitley made his first start on the final day of the regular season, and he displayed excellent control by throwing 72 percent of his pitches for strikes and keeping a good offense off balance. He saw limited run at the big league level during the latter half of September, but acquitted himself well with a 2.51 ERA and 15 strikeouts in 14.1 innings. Whitley had not tasted much success at this level before his latest stint, but may have earned himself an invite to spring training in 2017.... See More ... See Less
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