After their 10-0 beat down at the hands of the Boston Red Sox, the Astros made roster moves with an eye towards the start of the season. There weren’t too many surprises in the bunch, but with the purchasing of Joe Inglett’s contract, they won’t carry a real backup shortstop until Clint Barmes is back from the DL.
Enerio Del Rosario beat out Henry Villar for the last spot in the bullpen with his flawless spring training. Rule Five pick Aneury Rodriguez will stick as the long man.
The roster looks like this:
C: J.R. Towles, Humberto Quintero
1B: Brett Wallace
2B: Bill Hall
SS: Angel Sanchez
3B: Chris Johnson
IF: Inglett, Scott Downs
LF: Carlos Lee
CF: Michael Bourn
RF: Hunter Pence
OF: Jason Michaels, Jason Bourgeois
SP: Brett Myers, Wandy Rodriguez, J.A. Happ, Bud Norris, Nelson Figueroa
RP: Brandon Lyon, Wilton Lopez, Mark Melancon, Fernando Abad, Jeff Fulchino, Del Rosario, A. Rodriguez
The team also announced that it reassigned Gustavo Chacin, Carlos Corporan, Anderson Hernandez, Oswaldo Navarro, J.B. Shuck, Jose Valdez, and Ross Wolf to minor league camp.