4/3 Indians claim Whitenack
The Indians claimed right-handed pitcher Robert Whitenack off waivers on Wednesday. Whitenack, 24, an eighth-round pick in the 2009 Draft, was designated for assignment to open a spot on the 40-man roster for infielder Alberto Gonzalez, who was needed when Darwin Barney had to be placed on the DL. Whitenack was 7-0 in 11 starts in 2011 before being sidelined by elbow problems. He eventually had Tommy John surgery. He was in big league camp this spring.
– Carrie Muskat