Eli Whiteside, Yankees avoid arbitration with one-year deal

Eli Whiteside, Yankees avoid arbitration with one-year deal
November 26, 2012, 7:14 pm
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Eli Whiteside has agreed to a one-year, $650,000 contract with the Yankees, avoiding arbitration after being claimed off waivers from the Giants earlier this month. Whiteside isn’t much of a hitter, batting .215 with a .608 OPS in 208 career games, but the 33-year-old has thrown out 31 percent of stolen base attempts and is…