Eli Whiteside begins his third season as the Giants' bullpen catcher. He also assists pitching coach Dave Righetti and bullpen coach Mark Gardner with pitching aspects. Originally a sixth round draft pick of Baltimore in 2001, Whiteside spent parts of six seasons in the big leagues with Baltimore (2005), San Francisco (2009-12) and Chicago (2014). He owned a career batting average of .210 with 10 home runs and 45 RBI in 216 games. Whiteside, who won World Series titles with the Giants in 2010 and 2012, was behind the dish for Jonathan Sanchez's no-hitter on July 10, 2009 vs. San Diego. Eli and his wife, Amy (Jan. 31, 2004) have two sons named Whit (Feb. 24, 2010) and Wake.