(Nashville, Tennessee)– Day two of the Winter Meetings saw some higher profile names sign. While the two major stars are still available, money was being thrown around Nashville as if it were printed across the way at Cooter’s Garage. Here are some items that didn’t make the coverage from yesterday.
Rockies Trade Alex White and Alex Gillingham to the Astros for Wilton Lopez.
The Houston Astros came to the Winter Meetings with the goal of adding starting pitching depth. General Manager Jeff Luhnow said, “with moving to the American League, you need depth in the rotation, having eight or nine guys ready to compete.” He started that process when he signed Phil Humber and continued it late last night when he acquired Alex White and Alex Gillingham from the Rockies. Gillingham is a 22 year old right hander who played the 2012 season single-A, compiling a 3.66 ERA in 19 starts that spanned 123 innings. He allowed a hit per inning, 2 walks per nine innings, and struck out 6.1 per nine innings. A groundball pitcher, Gillingham projects to be a back end of the rotation type and won’t be ready this year.