The 25-man roster includes 12 pitchers: Brandon Backe, Dave Borkowski, Doug Brocail, Shawn Chacon, Geoff Geary, Roy Oswalt, Wandy Rodriguez, Chris Sampson, Jose Valverde, Oscar Villarreal, Moehler and Wright.
The club will carry 13 position players: catchers Brad Ausmus and J.R. Towles, infielders Lance Berkman, Geoff Blum, Mark Loretta, Miguel Tejada, Wigginton and Perez, and outfielders Michael Bourn, Darin Erstad, Carlos Lee, Hunter Pence and Cruz Jr.
The only real question marks were whether the Astros would keep 3 catchers, or take the chance of losing Quintero and sending him down. They decided to send him down which means he probably won't be an Astro again. More than likely another club is going to pick him up... Quintero isn't the best offensive catcher in the league, but he's got some pop and he's pretty good behind the plate. In order for Quintero to actually be sent to Round Rock, he will have to clear waivers; which I don't see happening.
Wright made the team... no real surprise there... He had a good spring and if the Astros left him off the 25 man roster, he would have to go back to the Dodgers... that with the fact that he's the only lefty the Astros will have in the bullpen were a strong enough case to keep him on the team.