Alex White (baseball)

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Alex White
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Alex White pitching for the Akron Aeros in 2010
Houston Astros – No. 43
Born: (1988-08-29) August 29, 1988 (age 25)
Greenville, North Carolina
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
April 30, 2011 for the Cleveland Indians
Career statistics
(through 2013 season)
Win–loss record 5–13
Earned run average 6.03
Strikeouts 101

Alex Bruce White (born August 29, 1988) is an American professional baseball player. A pitcher, White plays in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Houston Astros. He made his MLB debut with the Cleveland Indians in 2011, and also pitched for the Colorado Rockies in 2011 and 2012.

Amateur career[edit]

White attended D.H. Conley High School in his hometown of Greenville, North Carolina and won two state championships with the team. After his senior year of high school, he attended the University of North Carolina, where he played college baseball for the North Carolina Tar Heels.

Professional career[edit]

Cleveland Indians[edit]

White was drafted by the Cleveland Indians in the first round of the 2009 Major League Baseball Draft out of North Carolina.[1] He was considered one of the top prospects in baseball.[2]

White made his major league debut on April 30, 2011 against the Detroit Tigers.[3][4]

Colorado Rockies[edit]

On July 30, 2011, White was traded to the Colorado Rockies with Drew Pomeranz, Matt McBride, and minor leaguer Joe Gardner for Ubaldo Jiménez.[5] On September 10, 2012, White hit his first career home run off Ryan Vogelsong of the San Francisco Giants.

Houston Astros[edit]

On December 4, 2012, White was traded to the Houston Astros with minor leaguer Alex Gillingham for Wilton López and a player to be named later or cash from the Astros.[6] The player was later named as outfielder Jose Monzon.[7]

On April 11, 2013, White underwent Tommy John surgery causing him to miss the rest of the 2013 season.[8]


White was arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol in March 2012.[9]


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