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Astros Spring Training Roster Update March 30, 2015

A look at two of the more surprising moves to come out of the latest round of cuts for the Astros roster.

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Another week; another 12 roster decisions.

This past week the Astros trimmed their Spring Training roster down to 32 players. Here are the recaps from all the moves made this past week:

Astros trim down major league roster; Appel, Aplin, and Straily sent down - The Crawfish Boxes
By Ryan Dunsmore

Dan Johnson traded to Reds for player to be named or cash - The Crawfish Boxes
By David Coleman

Astros cut eight players from spring training - The Crawfish Boxes
By David Coleman

The most surprising moves of the group are probably Dan Straily, whom I predicted to be a starter in the rotation to start the season due to the Oberholtzer injury carrying over, and Matt Dominguez, who probably should not be a surprise considering his 2014 season and 2015 Spring Training. Straily should be in line for a promotion at some point this season; Dominguez is a different story. For Dominguez to get called up some injuries and/or ineffectiveness will need to occur and he'll need to be producing at Class-AAA. If Jonathan Villar continues to play well he could fill in at third base. As far as first base the Astros have options in Jon Singleton, Chris Carter, Evan Gattis, and even Marwin Gonzalez.

Roster decisions have become tougher and that's a good thing.


Spring Training Roster - March 29