• Shortstop Nolan Fontana, the Astros' No. 18 prospect, got into his second big league game of the spring on Thursday and went 1-for-2 with a triple.
"Nice short swing," manager Bo Porter said of the 22-year-old. "I've watched him since last year. He's an offensive player. Takes good at-bats, good swings at the ball."
• Porter used Marwin Gonzalez at second base, third base and left field in Thursday's game. He said Gonzalez's versatility "gives us flexibility and adds value to what he brings to a ballclub."
Gonzalez has played second, third and short the past two seasons for the Astros, but he played some outfield in the Minors with the Cubs and in winter ball. Porter said he can handle all three outfield positions.
• Outfielder Delino DeShields fouled a ball off his left shin while batting in the ninth inning, leaving him hobbling around for a minute. However, DeShields was able to stay in the game and draw a walk, and he didn't require a pinch-runner.
• Righty Mike Foltynewicz, the Astros' No. 6 prospect in the MLB.com rankings, threw 2 1/3 innings of relief in his fourth outing of the spring. He gave up one run on three hits, with one walk and two strikeouts, and now has a 2.16 ERA over 8 1/3 innings.
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