Catcher J.R. Towles is likely done for the year following surgery in which a torn tendon near his thumb was repaired, though the surgery was initially scheduled to repair his UCL. Both have been fixed, but Towles is out 6-8 weeks. Meaning the season.
Ricky Bennett also had good things to say about 17-year old GCL Astros shortstop Jose Fernandez:
"He has soft hands, good aptitude and continues to make progress."