CF Jay Austin (22)
A second round pick by the Astros in 2008, Austin broke his hand at the beginning of Spring Training and, after starting his season late, has had trouble staying off the DL. He has only appeared in 12 games for Lexington this season with a .273/.373/.341 batting line.
Former Astros with birthdays today ~
OF Josh Anderson (30)
Drafted by Houston in the fourth round in 2003, Anderson made his major league debut four years later on September 2, 2007. He only played in 21 games for Houston hitting .358/.413/.403 before being traded to Atlanta for Oscar Villarreal. Anderson was second in all-time stolen bases in the Astros minor league system until he was recently passed by Delino DeShields, Jr.
RHP Brandon Lyon (33)
A 14th round pick by the Blue Jays in 1999, Lyon signed as a free agent with Houston in December 2009. It is only fitting that he was included in a 10-player trade that sent him back to the Blue Jays organization in July of 2012. In between he pitched in 131 games for the Astros with a 9-11 record, a 4.03 ERA, a 1.406 WHIP and 24 saves.
RHP Bobby Tiefenauer (died June 13, 2000)
Tiefenauer came to Houston from St. Louis prior to the 1962 season. In 43 games out of the bullpen that season, he was 2-4 with a 4.34 ERA and a 1.318 WHIP.
LHP Al Osuna (47)
Osuna was drafted by Houston in the 16th round in 1987. A September call-up in 1990, he played in 193 games for the Astros over four seasons with a 16-10 record, a 3.75 ERA and a 1.339 WHIP.
2B/SS Andy Stankiewicz (48)
Originally drafted by the Yankees in the 12th round in 1986, Stankiewicz came to Houston in a November 1993 trade and played for the Astros in the 1994 and 1995 seasons. In 80 games, he hit .189/.344/.255.
CF Chuck Carr (45)
A ninth round draft pick by the Reds in 1986, Carr signed as a free agent with Houston in June 1997. In 63 games for Houston that season, he hit .276/.333/.417. Carr led the National League in stolen bases with 58 in 1993 while playing for the Marlins.