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Aug 2, 2011 8:45 PM by Lee Douglas

Rox new pitcher to rehab in Tulsa

DENVER (AP) - The Colorado Rockies new right-hander Alex White made a brief appearance in Denver on Tuesday before heading to Double-A Tulsa for a rehab assignment Thursday.

White is one of four players acquired by the Rockies from Cleveland for Ubaldo Jimenez on Saturday. Colorado also received right-hander Joe Gardner, first baseman Matt McBride and a player to be named, expected to be lefty Drew Pomeranz.

White and Pomeranz were considered the top two pitching prospects in Cleveland's organization. They were Cleveland's No. 1 draft picks in 2009 and 2010, respectively.

White made three starts with the Indians before landing on the 15-day disabled list on May 21 with a torn tendon on the middle finger of his pitching hand.

White said he will see how his injury reacts before he can think about joining the Rockies' rotation.

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