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05-26-2013, 04:02 PM
Whitley is ready to be used more often

May 23, 2013

When you love playing but missed the first six weeks of the baseball season even the seven-hour plus bus ride from Columbus, Ohio, to Scranton, Pennsylvania, is a good thing.

“Little more grateful, little different perspective on playing now,” Ranburne’s Chase Whitley said Wednesday morning on his first four days of action with the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Railriders, as the New York Yankees’ Triple-A affiliate of the International League is known this season. “Even though it wasn’t a career-ending or life-threatening type thing, it changes your perspective a little bit.”

Whitley went to spring training with the Yankees as a non-roster invitee in the best shape of his life. Pitching in what was supposed to be his final appearance of the spring, he felt a twinge in his left side and left the mound immediately. The injury was diagnosed as a slight oblique strain but the Yankees opted for conservative treatment. When almost everyone else headed north for the start of the regular season, Whitley stayed in Florida. He didn’t throw at all for two weeks then threw only on flat ground for two more weeks

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