HOUSTON, TX -Right-handed pitchers Mark Appel and Dan Straily and outfielder Andrew Applin have been sent to minor league camp, Astros General Manager Jeff Luhnow announced this morning.
Officially, Straily was optioned while Appel and Applin were reassigned. With this morning's moves, the Astros Major League Spring Training roster is now at 41 players.
The Astros, who are 8-7-3 thus far this Spring, will play their final Grapefruit League game in Florida on April 1 before flying to Corpus Christi for an exhibition game vs. the Double A Hooks on April 2. Houston will then host exhibition games at Minute Maid Park vs. the Kansas City Royals on April 3-4 before hosting the Cleveland Indians in the Home Opener on April 6.