Made his ﬁrst career Opening Day roster and combined to go 4-3 with a 5.23 ERA (75.2IP, 44ER) in 24 appearances (12 starts) in two stints with the Yankees (5/5-8/21 and 9/2-28)... As a starter, was 3-3 with a 4.76 ERA (58.2IP,31ER)…allowed one of eight inherited runners to score and retired seven of 12 ﬁrst batters faced in relief... Was signed to a Major League contract and selected to the Yankees' 25-man roster from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre prior to making his MLB debut at NewYork-NL on 5/15…pitched 4.2 scoreless innings, earning a no-decision in a 1-0 Yankees win (2H, 2BB, 4K)…according to the Elias Sports Bureau, Whitley became only the fourth pitcher in Yankees franchise history to make his MLB debut as a starter and allow zero runs, joining Sam Militello (8/9/92 vs. BOS), Vito Tamulis (9/25/34 at PHI) and Russ Van Atta (4/25/33 at WAS)…accordingto ESPN Stats & Information, it marked the ﬁrst time in more than 100 years the Yankees won a 1-0 game in which their starting pitcher made his MLB debut (last: Pete Wilson at Boston on 9/15/1908, complete game at Huntington Avenue Grounds)…also singled in his only plate appearance, becoming the fourth Yankees pitcher to record a base hit in his MLB debut since Interleague play began (also Tyler Clippard on 5/20/07 at NYM, Brad Halsey on 6/19/04 at LAD and Brandon Claussen on 6/28/03 at NYM-G2)... Earned his ﬁrst Major League victory in 6/6 win at Kansas City (7.0IP, 5H, 2ER, 0BB, 3K)... Was 3-0 with a 2.56 ERA (38.2IP, 11ER) in his ﬁrst seven starts (5/15-6/18), joining Masahiro Tanaka as the onlyYankees in franchise history to produce a non-losing start in each of their ﬁrst seven MLB games (credit: Elias)... According to Elias, Whitley became the ﬁrst Yankees pitcher in franchise history to record at least 5.0IP, allow ﬁve-or-fewer hits and issue zero walks in three consecutive starts (6/1 vs. MIN, 6/6 at KC and 6/12 at SEA)... The Yankees won each of Whitley's ﬁrst ﬁve road starts and were 6-1 in his ﬁrst seven starts overall... Faced 133 consecutive batters without issuing a walk, a streak that spanned parts of six starts from 5/21-6/18…became only the third Yankees pitcher since 1952 to record at least 5.0IP without walking a batter infour-or-more consecutive starts (5/26-6/12), joining David Wells (four times) and Fritz Peterson (twice)... Surrendered his ﬁrst home run to Seattle's Logan Morrison on 6/12, snapping a homerless streak of 27.2IP…did not allow a home run in his ﬁrst 53.1 combined innings between MLB and Triple-A in 2014... Made his ﬁrst relief appearance on 7/9 at Cleveland, earning the win in a 5-4, 14-inning Yankees victory (2.0IP,1H, 0R, 0BB, 3K)…entered in the 12th inning with the score tied at 4-4 and retired the ﬁnal six batters he faced... Pitched 6.0 scoreless innings but did not earn a decision in 7/22 win vs. Texas (7H, 0BB, 6K), his ﬁnal start ofthe season…was moved to the bullpen on 7/25 after LHP Chris Capuano was acquired by the Yankees and added to the starting rotation…made his ﬁnal relief appearance in 9/27 loss at Boston, tossing 2.0 scoreless innings (2H, 4K)... Went 3-2 with a 2.01 ERA (31.1IP, 7ER) and 37K in 10 appearances (six starts) with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre... Attended spring training with the Yankees as a non-roster invitee, going 1-2 with a 13.50 ERA (4.2IP, 7ER) insix relief appearances.
Made 29 appearances (5 starts) with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, going 3-2 with 3 saves and a 3.06 ERA (67.2IP, 23ER, 62K, 21BB)…held lefties to a .193 batting average (23-for-119)…finished the season as a starter, going 1-0 with a 1.64 ERA (22.0IP, 4ER)…produced a 0.00 ERA in July (9G, 17.1IP), going 2-for-2 in save opportunities and holding opponents to a .107 BA (6-for-56)…recorded a season-high 6.0IP on 8/30 at Lehigh Valley, allowing 0R and only 1H (5K, 1BB).