TUESDAY: White has been placed on outright waivers, Drellich reports.
SUNDAY: The Astros have designed right-hander Alex White for assignment, Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle reports. Between this move and designating Alex Presley for assignment earlier this week, Houston now has two 40-man roster spots for Roberto Hernandez and Joe Thatcher.
White was selected by the Indians as the 15th overall pick of the 2009 draft and was formerly a high-rated prospect, ranked as high as 47th in Baseball America’s preseason list of the top 100 prospects in the sport prior to the 2011 season. He has struggled over 149 Major League innings with Cleveland and Colorado in 2011-12, posting a career 6.03 ERA with 6.09 K/9, and 4.58 BB/9 and he also missed all of the 2013 season recovering from Tommy John surgery.
White and Presley are two of the four players currently in “DFA limbo” according to the MLB Trade Rumors DFA Tracker. The two Astros join the Yankees’ Austin Romine and the Tigers’ Chad Smith in awaiting their next assignment.