Yankees avoid arbitration with Whiteside

The New York Yankees announced on Monday that the team has agreed to a one-year contract with catcher Eli Whiteside.

The Yankees claimed Whiteside, who was eligible for salary arbitration, off waivers from the San Francisco Giants on Nov. 5.

Whiteside has hit .215 with 10 homers and driven in 43 runs over 208 career games with Baltimore and San Francisco.