In an interesting move, the Astros signed 25-year old prospect Marcos Cabral.
Cabral spent 2008 in the Blue Jays organization, beginning the year in the Florida State League (High-A) and ending in Syracuse (Triple-A). In five minor-league seasons, Cabral has posted a line of .255/.346/.356 with 128 walks and 181 strikeouts in 1002 ABs.
And if you wanted a list of the players the Astros released at the end of March, here you go:
RHP Colt Adams, RHP Corey Bass, RHP Tip Fairchild, RHP Danny Graves, RHP Michael Koons, RHP Brett Robinson, RHP Sean Walker, LHP Antony Bello, LHP Eduin Ciriaco, LHP Pascual Juan, LHP David Qualben, LHP Tom Vessella, C Jimmy Goethals, 1B Josh Pressley, 1B Ole Sheldon, 2B David Newhan, 3B Jeff Eure, SS Cat Everett, OF Billy Hart, OF Jason Romano, OF Jason Tyner