Astros set preliminary minor league rosters

Collin McHugh expected to make rehab start with Triple A Fresno

HOUSTON, TX - The Houston Astros have set their preliminary 2017 minor league rosters for four of their affiliates: Triple A Fresno, Double A Corpus Christi, Class A Advanced Buies Creek and Class A Quad Cities. The announcement was made by Astros Assistant General Manager, Scouting and Player Development Mike Elias. The four clubs will begin regular season play on Thursday, April 6.

Additionally, Astros right-handed pitcher Collin McHugh is expected to make a rehab start with Triple A Fresno on Thursday. McHugh was placed on the 10-day Disabled List on March 30 with right shoulder tendinitis.

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

Fresno (AAA):

PITCHERS
Diaz, Dayan
Guduan, Reymin*
Frias, Edison
Holmes, Brian*
Hoyt, James
Jankowski, Jordan
Martes, Francis
Perez, Tyson
Rodgers, Brady
Tolliver, Ashur*
West, Aaron
Yuhl, Keegan

CATCHERS
Centeno, Juan*
Stassi, Max

INFIELDERS
Brignac, Reid#
Kemp, Tony*
Moran, Colin*
Reed, A.J.*
White, Tyler

OUTFIELDERS
Aplin, Andrew*
Fisher, Derek*
Hernandez, Teoscar
Kemmer, Jon*
Tucker, Preston*

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

Corpus Christi (AA):

PITCHERS
Armenteros, Rogelio
Comer, Kevin
Deetz, Dean
Dorris, Jacob
Dykxhoorn, Brock
Emanuel, Kent*
Freeman, Michael*
James, Joshua 
Peterson, Eric
Smith, Kyle
Sneed, Cy
Thompson, Ryan
Thornton, Trent

CATCHERS
Ritchie, Jamie
Stubbs, Garrett*
Woodward, Trent#

INFIELDERS
Davis, J.D.
Hyde, Mott
Mayfield, Jack
Nunez, Antonio
Muniz, Bryan
Singleton, Jon*

OUTFIELDERS
Ferguson, Drew
Garcia, Alejandro
Laureano, Ramon

Buies Creek (A+):

PITCHERS
Bostick, Akeem
Bower, Matt*
Ferrell, Justin
Ferrell, Riley
Garza, Ralph
Hernandez, Elieser
Hernandez, Nick
Kessay, Sebastian*
Perez, Franklin
Quiala, Yoanys
Thome, Andrew
Valdez, Framber*
Winkelman, Alex*

CATCHERS
de Oleo, Eduardo
Correa, Christian
Hermelyn, Anthony

INFIELDERS
Birk, Ryne*
Duarte, Osvaldo
McCall, Dexture
Michelena, Arturo
van der Meer, Stijn*

OUTFIELDERS
Martin, Jason*
Porter, Pat*
Sewald, Johnny*
Straw, Myles
Tucker, Kyle*

Quad Cities (A):

PITCHERS
Adcock, Brett*
Alcala, Jorge
Britton, Tyler
Hartman, Ryan*
Hunt, Dustin
LaRue, Carson
Perez, Hector
Pinales, Erasmo
Saldana, Abdiel
Sandoval, Edgardo
Sierra, Carlos
Velazquez, Derick
Whitley, Forrest

CATCHERS
Henderson-Lozano, Ray
Rogers, Jake
Robinson, Chuckie

INFIELDERS
Ayarza, Rodrigo#
Cesar, Randy
De Goti, Alex
Jones, Taylor
Johnson, Spencer
Sierra, Anibal

OUTFIELDERS 
Benedetti, Carmen*
Cameron, Daz
Dawson, Ronnie*
Wrenn, Stephen

-ASTROS-