Wed, 18 Feb 2015 13:56:30 -0800
New York Yankees pitching coach Larry Rothschild indicated that the team may go with a six-man rotation to open the season to reduce early-season strain on arms. The Yankees have a stretch of 30 games in 31 days starting April 17. The team is already dealing with several injury questions in their starting five. Ps Bryan Mitchell, Esmil Rogers, Adam Warren and Chase Whitley are building up stamina this spring, and each of them could be used as either starters or relievers.
Fantasy Tip: None of the Yankees' options for the sixth rotation spot to begin the season are really worth consideration in standard fantasy baseball leagues, mainly because this scenario is likely to be short-lived. However, whoever is slated to be the sixth rotation arm to start the year may be worth a small investment as a late-round flier in AL-only leagues.
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 12:31:02 -0700
New York Yankees C J.R. Murphy, RP Preston Claiborne, P Bryan Mitchell, SP Chase Whitley, RP Rich Hill, OF Antoan Richardson and RP Chaz Roe were recalled from the minors Tuesday, Sept. 2.
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:15:01 -0700
The New York Yankees have recalled 3B Zelous Wheeler from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. The team also optioned P Chase Whitley to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
Mon, 04 Aug 2014 18:33:03 -0700
The New York Yankees might look to P Esmil Rogers as a rotation replacement for SP David Phelps (elbow), or SP Chase Whitley, who relieved Phelps Sunday, Aug. 3. Whitley made 12 starts before being shifted to the bullpen. There is also an outside chance SP Michael Pineda (shoulder) could be in the mix, although manager Joe Girardi seemed to indicate Monday that is unlikely for now.
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 13:38:47 -0700
New York Yankees SP Chris Capuano will start Saturday, July 26, against the Toronto Blue Jays. SP Chase Whitley will lose his rotation spot and pitch out of the bullpen.
Fantasy Tip: Capuano hasn't started a game all season, so his innings should be limited. It could take a few starts to stretch his arm out. He is worth a speculative flier in AL-only formats and could develop into a matchup-related deep-mixed play. Obviously, Whitley's value plummets, and he isn't worth a roster spot, at this point.
Sat, 12 Jul 2014 17:51:50 -0700
New York Yankees P Chase Whitley will start the final game before the All-Star break Sunday, July 13.
Thu, 10 Jul 2014 10:09:03 -0700
The New York Yankees are not listing a starter for the game against the Baltimore Orioles Sunday, July 13, with SP Masahiro Tanaka (elbow) on the disabled list. SP Chase Whitley could be an option, or the team could use a bullpen approach right before the All-Star break.
Wed, 09 Jul 2014 14:01:29 -0700
New York Yankees SP Masahiro Tanaka (elbow) has been placed on the disabled list with right elbow inflammation.
Fantasy Tip: This could be the nail in the coffin for the Yankees' season, depending on Tanaka's MRI results. The good news is that this comes right before the All-Star break. Check back for the results of his tests, when we should have a better idea of how much time he'll miss. Chase Whitley, who was just recently sent to the bullpen, could regain a long-term spot in the rotation if Tanaka's injury turns out to be serious.
Tue, 08 Jul 2014 13:50:23 -0700
New York Yankees SP Shane Greene will remain in the rotation, and SP Chase Whitley will move to the bullpen, according to manager Joe Girardi.
Fantasy Tip: AL-only players looking for a desperation add could look here, but there's not much to like for fantasy purposes.
Wed, 18 Jun 2014 20:05:37 -0700
New York Yankees SP Chase Whitley won his third straight start Wednesday, June 18, against the Toronto Blue Jays, but his walkless streak of 32 1/3 innings and 133 batters came to an end.