The Astros released former first-round pick Alex White, who was with the Triple-A Fresno Grizzlies, on Monday, according to the Fresno Bee. White was a highly-regarded prospect but injuries have impacted his career. He has a career ERA of 6.03 ERA across 149 1/3 major league innings.
The Astros released RHP Alex White , a former first-round draft pick in 2009. White was drafted by Cleveland. He last appeared in the Majors with Colorado in 2012. White was 1-4, 5.56 with one save for Triple-A Fresno.
Astros outrighted outfielder Alex Presley and right-hander Alex White to Triple-A Fresno, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports on Wednesday. Presley was designated for assignment last week after posting a .206 batting average with two doubles and three RBI this spring. He has three days to accept the assignment or elect free agency. White has been placed on Triple-A Fresno's roster
The Astros placed pitcher Alex White on waivers Monday, the Houston Chronicle reports. White, who hasn't seen major-league action since 2012, went 3-6 with a 6.50 ERA and 53:31 K:BB ratio in 63 2/3 innings with Triple-A Oklahoma City last season.
The Astros have added pitchers Roberto Hernandez and Joe Thatcher to the Opening Day roster and designated pitcher Alex White for assignment, the team announced Saturday. Hernandez is set to open the season as the team's No. 5 starter in the rotation while Thatcher is likely to come out of the bullpen after signing a minor-league deal in February. Hernandez posted a 3.71 ERA with five strikeouts and seven walks in five appearances while Thatcher posted a 1.13 ERA with six strikeouts in nine appearances. White struggled in his three appearances this spring, posting a 15.75 ERA with no strikeouts and six walks.
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