Worth noting

• Left-handed reliever Raul Valdes, recovering from left knee surgery, made his Grapefruit League debut on Sunday against the Blue Jays, giving up one run on two hits in one inning. Valdes was taken off waivers from the Phillies last October after posting a 7.46 ERA in 35 innings for Philadelphia last season.

"He'll take the ball anytime," Porter said. "He's durable. Gets righties and lefties out, and he's a strike thrower."

• Nolan Ryan will arrive at Astros camp on Tuesday. The Hall of Fame pitcher was brought on as an executive advisor on Feb. 11.

• Center fielder Dexter Fowler, who went 0-for-2 with two strikeouts on Monday, also was hit by a Gio Gonzalez pitch in the second inning. The pitch got Fowler on the right side of his left foot, near his pinkie toe, but he was walking without too much trouble after the game.

"I should be fine," he said. "It's just a little sore, a little tight. Hopefully, it doesn't swell up too much."

• As a whole, the Astros' pitching staff registered 18 groundouts and only three flyouts, backed up by some solid defensive work. Houston's only error came on a pickoff throw, and the infield -- particularly starters Gregorio Petit, Jonathan Villar and Matt Dominguez -- made some nifty plays.

"Give credit to our infield defense -- it was outstanding today," Porter said.

Andrew Simon is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @AndrewSimonMLB. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.