by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com (4/5/2013) Astros pitcher Alex White will undergo Tommy John surgery, the team announced.
White was acquired by the team in an offseason trade with Colorado. White was one of the prospects involved in the Ubaldo Jimenez deal, but struggled with the Rockies last year. In 98 major-league innings last season, White had a 5.51 ERA and a 5.23 FIP.
Astros waiting on second opinion on Alex White
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (4/2/2013) Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow told MLB.com on Tuesday that the team was still waiting on the results of a second opinion on Alex White. White is on the 60-day disabled list due to a sprained right elbow and could require Tommy John surgery.
Luhnow said the team hopes to have more information by the end of the day Wednesday.
Astros worried about Tommy John surgery for Alex White
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (3/31/2013) Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow told the Houston Chronicle on Sunday that injured pitcher Alex White could require Tommy John surgery.
White was placed on the 60-day disabled list on Saturday due to a right elbow strain and the club is expected to see a second opinion after the right-hander underwent an MRI.
“We’ll have a long discussion about the course of action,” Luhnow said. “The reason we put him on the 60 is he’s not going to throw for at least a couple weeks. And then you talk about building him back up and rehabbing. You do all that math and you’re close to 60, so why put pressure on ourselves?”
Alex White to undergo more tests on injured elbow
by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com (3/31/2013) Astros pitcher Alex White, already on the 60-day disabled list with elbow issues, is scheduled to undergo more tests, MLB.com reports.
White allowed a brutal 6.83 ERA in 16.2 spring innings and was shut down late in March. There remains no timetable for his return, but he is eligible to come off the disabled list in early June.
Alex White headed to the DL
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (3/30/2013) The Astros placed pitcher Alex White on the 60-day disabled list Saturday as he continues to deal with elbow discomfort, the Houston Chronicle reports. White also told reporters that he has dealt with minor triceps tendinitis throughout spring training.
He will be re-evaluated Sunday and is unsure if his injury will require surgery.
White posted a 6.86 ERA in 16 2/3 innings of work this spring, which may be partly attributed to his injury. He is eligible to return from the disabled list in early June.
Astros concerned about Alex White
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (3/30/2013) Astros pitcher Alex White underwent an MRI exam Saturday after leaving Friday's game against the Cubs with elbow discomfort, the Houston Chronicle reports. White, who was tagged for three hits and three runs in just one inning, said he battled minor triceps tendinitis throughout the spring and "progressively got worse."
The 24-year-old had been bumped to the bullpen earlier this week after losing the competition for the final spot in the rotation, a move sparked by concerns about his drop in velocity.
"There's something wrong," White said about his fastball that peaked at 86 mph. "That's not normal."
Bo Porter 'confident' in bullpen
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (3/28/2013) Astros manager Bo Porter said Thursday he likes the makeup of his team's bullpen. While Jose Veras is expected to get the first chance to close games, Porter said the eighth-inning role will be determined by matchups. He mentioned Alex White could work in long relief, while Hector Ambriz and Rhiner Cruz are right-handed relievers that can pitch multiple innings. Porter mentioned Xavier Cedeno as a left-handed reliever who could pitch multiple frames.
“I love the fact we have two lefties down there who are capable of getting out some of the better left-handed hitters in our league,” he said to MLB.com. “We also have a long guy, we have a good mix of guys who can pitch in the back end. I’m pretty confident in our bullpen.”
Alex White demoted to bullpen
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (3/28/2013) Astros manager Bo Porter announced Thursday starting pitcher Brad Peacock beat out Alex White for the fourth spot in the team's rotation. Porter said White will pitch out of the bullpen.
White was 1-1 with a 6.86 ERA and 2.02 WHIP in six spring outings (five starts). He was tagged for 16 runs (15 earned) on 22 hits and seven walks in 19 2/3 innings.
Starting still an option for Alex White
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (3/25/2013) Astros starting pitcher Alex White was tagged for four runs and nine hits over five innings of a 6-4 win over Washington in a Grapefruit League game Monday. White, who was informed earlier in the day that he had secured a spot on the opening day roster, surrendered multiple runs for the fifth-consecutive outing to increase his spring ERA to 6.86. He had two strikeouts and two walks. It's unclear if White will serve as the team's fourth starter or in the bullpen as he continues to battle Brad Peacock for the starting job.
Alex White makes Astros opening day roster
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com (3/25/2013) Pitcher Alex White made the Astros opening day roster.
White, 24, was acquired from the Rockies this offseason, and has been competing for a spot in Houston’s rotation this spring.
The loser of the No. 5 starter battle will likely end up in the bullpen as a long reliever.
Alex White remains extremely hittable Wednesday
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (3/20/2013) Astros starting pitcher Alex White was knocked around again Wednesday, giving up seven hits and a walk to the Mets while allowing three earned runs and striking out three in 4 1/3 innings. White has now surrendered 24 hits in 14 2/3 innings this spring while posting a 1.98 WHIP.
With John Ely and Jordan Lyles already out of the competition for the Astros fifth rotation spot, White is battling Brad Peacock to make the rotation. It's a battle the stats say Peacock is winning.
Alex White knocked around by Nationals
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (3/14/2013) Astros starting pitcher Alex White was knocked around by the Nationals on Thursday, giving up seven hits in four innings while surrendering two earned runs. He also struck out one batter and did not issue any walks.
"When I got hurt today, it was because I was behind in the count," White said, per MLB.com. "I gotta pitch ahead and be effective."
Vying for a spot in the Astros rotation, White has allowed eight earned runs in 10 1/3 innings on 17 hits and four walks this spring, striking out five.
Spring break helping White
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (3/9/2013) Houston starting pitcher Alex White gave up four runs and five hits over 2 2/3 innings during the Astros' 9-6 loss to the Mets in Grapefruit League action Saturday. White, who is competing for a spot in the starting rotation, has been roughed up for six earned runs over his past two starts and now owns an 8.53 ERA. "I threw a lot of strikes and made some really good pitches and gave up some hits that were not hit real well," said White, who had two strikeouts and a walk. "I feel good about the outing. Obviously, the numbers arent what I wanted them to be but its a little early and we keep working."
White hit hard by Tigers
(3/4/2013) Astros pitcher Alex White, battling for a spot in the Houston rotation, was hit hard by the Tigers on Monday, giving up three runs (two earned) on four hits and two walks in 1 2/3 innings. He struck out one.
White working on consistency
by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer (2/27/2013) Right-hander Alex White, who is competing for a spot in the Astros starting rotation, pitched two scoreless innings in his spring debut Wednesday at the Blue Jays. He allowed one hit, issued one walk and recorded one strikeout. After the game, he told MLB.com he was satisfied with the performance. "I put in a lot of time this offseason and made a lot of changes throughout my delivery to be more consistent," White said. "I think now Im just kind of seeing that Ive put in the work and hopefully good things will happen. I have to make sure I throw a lot of strikes, and thats the key." Of White's 25 pitches, 14 were strikes.