August 23, 2011; Denver, CO, USA; Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Alex White (43) delivers a pitch during the fourth inning against the Houston Astros at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-US PRESSWIRE
The baseball club released the following statement Sunday:
"We were extremely disappointed to learn that Alex White had been arrested last night. This type of behavior is taken very seriously by our organization, and through our discussions with him we know that he clearly understands the seriousness of his poor decisions, the harm that could have been inflicted on others and the embarrassment his mistake has caused himself, his family and the organization.
"Alex is taking full accountability for his actions with his teammates and manager. The man we have grown to know is a dedicated teammate who has strong values that are grounded in his family and hard work. We believe he will learn from his unfortunate decision and clearly understands the severity of the situation."
The Rockies are in Arizona for spring training.
The 23-year-old White was acquired last summer from Cleveland in the trade for Ubaldo Jimenez. White is vying for a spot in the Colorado rotation. He went 2-4 with an 8.42 ERA in seven starts with the Rockies last season.
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