RHP Richard Rodriguez (22)
Signed as a non-drafted free agent out of the Dominican Republic, Rodriguez pitched effectively in 5 starts in 2010 with the DSL, going 2-1 with a 2.00 ERA and a 1.056 WHIP. However, he sat out most of 2011 and only pitched 3.2 inning in 4 appearances in August with the GCL Astros with poor results. I'm assuming that he was rehabbing from an injury and hope to see him back to his 2010 form.
One former Astro with a birthday today ~
2B Andy Mota (46)
Drafted by Houston in the 12th round in 1987, Andy didn't have quite the success that his father Manny had in the major leagues. Andy appeared in 27 games for Houston in 1991.