Rockies recall RHP White from Triple-A Colorado Springs

DENVER – The Colorado Rockies announced tonight that the club has recalled right-handed pitcher Alex White from Triple-A Colorado Springs. To make room on the 25-man roster, the Rockies have also optioned right-handed pitcher Edgmer Escalona to Triple-A Colorado Springs. White (#6) will make his first start of 2012 tomorrow.

White, 23, began the season at Triple-A Colorado Springs where he went 1-3 with a 2.92 ERA (24.2 ip, 8 er), eight walks, 21 strikeouts and an opponent batting average of .236 in five starts. White will be making his first start in the Majors since September 27, 2011 at San Francisco. White has a career Major League record of 3-4 with a 7.01 ERA (51.1 ip, 40 er) in 10 career starts with Cleveland (3 starts) and Colorado (7 starts), all in 2011. White was acquired by the Rockies on July 31, 2011 in the five-player trade that sent right-handed pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez to Cleveland.

Escalona, 25, has a record of 0-1 with an 8.53 ERA (6.1 ip, 6 er), three walks and seven strikeouts in seven appearances for the Rockies this season. In 26 career Major League games, the right-hander has a record of 0-1 with a 2.84 ERA (38.0 ip, 12 er), 14 walks and 23 strikeouts. The Venezuela native began the 2012 season in Triple-A Colorado Springs as the Sky Sox closer. In four games and 5.0 innings pitched he had two saves and did not allow a run. In eight Minor League seasons, Escalona is 18-15 with 12 saves and a 3.67 ERA (345.1 ip, 141 er).