Astros set minor league rosters

Evan Gattis expected to begin rehab assignment with Corpus Christi

HOUSTON, TX - The Houston Astros have set their preliminary 2016 minor league rosters for four of their affiliates: Triple A Fresno, Double A Corpus Christi, Class A Advanced Lancaster and Class A Quad Cities. The announcement was made by Astros Director of Minor League Operations Allen Rowin. The four clubs will begin regular season play on Thursday, April 7.

Additionally, Astros outfielder Evan Gattis is expected to begin a rehab assignment with Double A Corpus Christi on Thursday. Gattis was placed on the 15-day Disabled List on April 1 (backdated to March 25) due to sports hernia surgery.

These rosters are subject to change and will not be officially finalized until the minor league Opening Day. Rosters do not include Disabled List players.

Fresno:

PITCHERS
Cabrera, Edwar*
Chapman, Kevin*
Devenski, Chris
Gustave, Jandel
Hauschild, Michael
Hoyt, James
Jankowski, Jordan
Minaya, Juan
Peacock, Brad
Rodgers, Brady
Shirley, Tommy*
Valdez, Cesar
Wojciechowski, Asher

CATCHERS
Heineman, Tyler#
Pena, Roberto

INFIELDERS
Fontana, Nolan
Kemp, Tony*
Moran, Colin*
Reed, A.J.*
Singleton, Jon*
Worth, Danny

OUTFIELDERS
Aplin, Andrew*
Heras, Leo*
Kemmer, Jon*
Perez, Eury

* - denotes left-hander
# - denotes switch-hitter

Corpus Christi:

PITCHERS
Freeman, Michael*
Frias, Edison
Guduan, Reymin*
Holmes, Brian*
Martes, Francis
McCurry, Brendan
Minnis, Albert*
Musgrove, Joe
Paulino, David
Reynolds, Danny
Smith, Kyle
Sneed, Cy
West, Aaron
Yuhl, Keegan

CATCHERS
Gonzalez, Alfredo
Woodward, Trent#

INFIELDERS
Bregman, Alex
Davis, J.D.
Gregor, Conrad*
Hyde, Mott
Mayfield, Jack
McDonald, Chase
Moon, Chan#

OUTFIELDERS
Fisher, Derek*
Hernandez, Teoscar
Mitchell, Ronnie*
Vasquez, Danry*

Lancaster:

PITCHERS
Bostick, Akeem
Comer, Kevin
Deetz, Dean
Dykxhoorn, Brock
Ferrell, Riley
Grills, Evan*
Heredia, Angel
Hernandez, Elieser
James, Joshua
Peterson, Eric
Thompson, Ryan
Thornton, Trent
Walter, Andrew
Weathersby, Scott

CATCHERS
Gonzalez, Richard
Ritchie, Jamie
Stubbs, Garrett*

INFIELDERS
Fernandez, Jose
Muniz, Bryan
Tanielu, Nick
Trompiz, Kristian
Wik, Marc*

OUTFIELDERS
Boyd, Bobby*
Ferguson, Drew
Garcia, Alejandro
Laureano, Ramon
Martin, Jason*

Quad Cities:

PITCHERS
Abreu, Albert
Armenteros, Rogelio
Bower, Matt*
Deemes, Ryan
Dorris, Jacob
Garza, Ralph
Hernandez, Jose
Kessay, Sebastian*
McCanna, Kevin
Murphy, Chris
Thome, Andrew
Whitt, Adam
Winkelman, Alex*

CATCHERS
Avea, Marlon
Correa, Christian
Hermelyn, Anthony

INFIELDERS
Duarte, Osvaldo
Marlow, Brooks*
McCall, Dexture
Nunez, Antonio
Wernes, Bobby

OUTFIELDERS 
Cameron, Daz
Mizell, Aaron*
Porter, Pat*
Sewald, Johnny*
Tucker, Kyle*

-ASTROS-