Eli Whiteside, wearing jersey number 41 in 2012, helps us count down to Opening Day on April 4th.
Whiteside played for the Grizzlies in 2008, 2009, and 2012. The native of New Albany, Miss. batted .233 (109-for-468) with 25 doubles, 9 home runs, and 66 RBIs in a Grizzlies uniform over 143 games in his career.
The catcher was a member of the San Francisco Giants during the playoffs of their 2010 World Series run.
The Grizzlies’ 2013 Opening Day against the Tacoma Rainiers kicks off an 8-game homestand from April 4-11.