Following the Astros' series and road trip finale with the Diamondbacks on Wednesday, the club optioned right-hander Jack Cassel to Triple-A Round Rock.
The Astros will soon need a roster spot for Ty Wigginton, assuming the third baseman completes his rehab assignment from a fractured left thumb without any setbacks. If Wigginton is healthy, he'll likely be activated from the disabled list prior to Friday's homestand opener with the Brewers.
Hopefully getting Wigginton back in the lineup will help spark our offense. I know some people disagree, but I still think Wigginton is our best option at 3rd base.