Astros unload Lopez to Rockies for two pitchers

The Houston Astros on Tuesday acquired pitchers Alex White and Alex Gillingham from the Colorado Rockies in exchange for pitcher Wilton Lopez and a player to be named later.

Lopez, who was reported last week to be part of a deal with Philadelphia until the results of a physical squashed further talks, went 6-3 with 10 saves and a 2.17 earned run average in 64 appearances for the majors' worst club in 2012.

In four seasons with the Astros, the 29-year-old Nicaraguan right-hander was 13-13 with 11 saves, and 3.14 ERA in 213 appearances,

White was 2-9 with a 5.51 ERA in 23 games (20 starts) for the Rockies last season, and has gone 5-13 over 33 appearances with Cleveland and Colorado in two pro campaigns.

Gillingham was 6-8 with a 3.66 ERA in 19 starts with Class-A Asheville last year.