Atlanta Braves Sign Alex White, Send Eric Young Jr To Gwinnett


Late Thursday night the Gwinnett Braves announced a few moves to their team that could potentiality help the Atlanta Braves in the future.  The Braves signed right-handed pitcher Alex White to a minor league contract and placed him on the Gwinnett roster.

Also, after the Braves DFA’d Eric Young Jr and he cleared waivers, he is now being placed on the Gwinnett roster.  This gives him the opportunity to play more and get AB’s to potentially get back to the majors at some point this season…if nothing else, he could be a pinch runner in September.

White was just released by the Houston Astros and the Braves scooped him up only days after.  The 26-year-old is a former top 100 prospect, but has fallen off the radar in recent years.


Alex White had Tommy John surgery in 2013.  Add him to the list of Braves pitchers who have had this surgery.

He was drafted in the 1st round of the 2009 MLB draft by the Cleveland Indians out of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The 6’3″, 220 pitcher pitched in the major leagues in 2011 and 2012 with the Indians and the Colorado Rockies.

He has a career record of 5-13 with a 6.03 ERA in his two seasons in the majors as a starter.  In the minors, he’s pitched as a starter and a relief pitcher.  The Braves could potentially see him as bullpen help.

Another move the Gwinnett Braves made on Thursday…Joe Benson was placed on the disabled list with a back strain and starting pitcher Chien-Ming Wang has a groin strain and was placed on the DL as well.