San Francisco Giants backup catcher Eli Whiteside was claimed off waivers by the New York Yankees on Monday.
Whiteside was the world champion Giants' third-string catcher behind Buster Posey and Hector Sanchez.
Whiteside will likely compete with another ex-Giants catcher, Chris Stewart, for a backup job with the Yankees.
The 33-year-old Whiteside spent most of the 2012 season with the Giants' Triple-A Fresno team, where he batted .224 in 60 games with one home run and 20 RBIs.
He appeared in just 12 games with San Francisco this season, going 1-for-11 (.091) with two RBIs, and was not on San Francisco's postseason roster.