The Houston Astros made their first roster cuts of the spring today. I’m not too surprised by the names that were on the list. The guys who were reassigned to Minor League camp are as follows: Second baseman Delino DeShields Jr., outfielder Jake Goebbert, outfielder Marc Krauss, centerfielder George Springer, and catcher Chris Wallace.
Pitchers Rudy Owens and Sam Demel were optioned to Minor League camp.
Like I said, I am really not surprised that the guys listed were part of the Astros first Spring Training roster cuts. The only thing I would have liked to see different were for the Astros to give Krauss and Springer a bigger look this spring. I honestly think Springer will be joining the Astros later in the season this year. For Krauss, I like the power he can bring to the team. I am pretty interested to see what he can become this season. Maybe we will even see him in Houston at some point.
Minor League camp starts to play games on March, 14. Houston Astros manager, Bo Porter, said he wanted to get these guys down to Minor League camp in time for them to play some games. He also went on to say that he has been impressed with those guys so far this spring.
The Astros are to the point in Spring Training where the pitchers and position players are getting built up. Pitchers are going deeper and deeper into games, and position players are playing their position later in games. There is not much need any more for those guys at Major League camp anymore.
This is the first of many roster cuts coming this spring. We’ll have to see what the future brings, and who will be gone.