Happy Birthday to Omar Lopez, manager of the 2012 Greeneville Astros, who turns 36 today.
One former Astro with a birthday today ~
SS Luis Rivera (49)
Rivera signed as a free agent with Houston in January 1997 and played in only seven games for the Astros that year, hitting .231/.286/.385. He played the bulk of his career prior to that for Montreal and Boston. After his playing days, he went on to manage in the minor leagues for the Cleveland organization before becoming a member of the Indians major league coaching staff. In 2010, he joined the Blue Jays organization and most recently served as third base coach for that organization.