Class A Lancaster outfielder Adam Bailey is on a tear, going 10-for-19 with four homers and nine RBIs in the last five games he's started. He hit two homers in consecutive games on Friday and Saturday, driving in seven runs, and he entered Monday hitting .306 with six homers and 15 RBIs. "He's a pretty good left-handed hitter who's put himself on the radar screen," Astros director of player development Fred Nelson said.
Right-hander Tyler Perez, a 17th-round pick out of Fresno City College last year, came out of extended spring camp and allowed two hits and one run in six innings in his season debut at Lancaster on Sunday. He struck out four and didn't walk a batter. He was 2-5 with a 5.07 ERA in 13 starts with rookie level Greeneville last year.
Right-hander Nick Tropeano, Houston's No. 17 prospect, struck out eight batters in seven scoreless innings in Lexington's win over Asheville on Saturday. Tropeano's 1.87 ERA through six outings ranks fifth among active South Atlantic League starters.
Top pitching prospect Jarred Cosart is scheduled to make one start for Triple-A Oklahoma City on Tuesday before being sent back to Double-A Corpus Christi. That spot in the rotation originally belonged to Aneury Rodriguez, who will instead pitch in Houston on Tuesday.