• Astros manager Bo Porter said Chris Carter will soon get some time in left field. Carter has been limited to first-base duties in spring games, but the team wants to give him an opportunity to win the starting job in left field.
"It's a progression that will take place soon," Porter said.
• Former Astros catcher Alan Ashby, who returns to Houston's TV broadcast booth after spending the previous five years calling Blue Jays games, arrived in camp Tuesday. Ashby managed the Kissimmee Cobras of the Florida State League in 1996.