Monday, March 24, 2014

Astros Spring Training Roster Moves

The news came this morning that the Astros were releasing IF Cesar Izturis, optioning RHP Josh Zeid to Oklahoma City and re-assigning OF Adron Chambers and C Rene Garcia to minor league camp. If the Astros start the season with 13 pitchers, as has been much discussed, the following list (minus DL candidates and minus Carlos Perez, who is not expected to break camp with the team) may be your opening day roster.

However, I still firmly believe that Jeff Luhnow and Company are looking under every rock for further options, particularly at first base. One never knows with this group. I certainly didn't expect to see Zeid optioned, but since he has options remaining and Harrell doesn't, I can understand the reasoning.

With that said, these are the players who remain in big league camp.

PITCHERS
RHP Matt Albers
RHP Anthony Bass
LHP Kevin Chapman
RHP Jarred Cosart
RHP Jesse Crain (probable DL stint)
RHP Scott Feldman
RHP Josh Fields
RHP Lucas Harrell
LHP Dallas Keuchel
RHP Peter Moylan (probable DL stint)
LHP Brett Oberholtzer
RHP Brad Peacock
RHP Chad Qualls
LHP Raul Valdes
RHP Alex White (probable DL stint)
RHP Jerome Williams
RHP Asher Wojciechowski (probable DL stint)

CATCHERS
Jason Castro
Carlos Corporan
Carlos Perez

INFIELDERS
Jose Altuve
Chris Carter
Matt Dominguez
Marwin Gonzalez
Jesus Guzman
Marc Kraus (IF/OF)
Jonathan Villar

OUTFIELDERS
Dexter Fowler
Robbie Grossman
L.J. Hoes

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