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12/03/2012 3:08 PM ET

Blue Jays claim Whiteside

The TORONTO BLUE JAYS have claimed C ELI WHITESIDE off waivers from the New York Yankees.

WHITESIDE, 33, appeared in 12 games for the San Francisco Giants last season, posting a .091 average in 11 at-bats. In 60 games with Fresno (AAA) he batted .224 with one home run and 20 RBI. The 6th round choice of the Orioles in the 2001 draft has played in 208 major league games with Baltimore (2005) and San Francisco (2009-12) posting a .215 average with 10 home runs and 43 RBI.

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