*The Astros made their first round of cuts this morning, and there are no surprises:
Reassigned to minor-league camp were: Delino DeShields, Jake Goebbert, Marc Krauss, George Springer, and Chris Wallace. Optioned to minor-league camp were Rudy Owens and Sam Demel.
Again, no surprises, bu the Astros got to see DeShields and Springer for a handful of ABs. Sam Demel threw in five games and lasted 2.1IP, allowing 10H/11ER, 4HR, 1K:3BB - so it's absolutely not a surprise that he got optioned down.
*Luhnow said that we could see Krauss in Houston at some point this year. The next round of cuts will likely be Wednesday.
*Rick Ankiel is giving back to the younger Astros.
*Jake Goebbert discusses his off-season job as a farmer.
*The owner/GM of The Woodlands Strykers is pretty jazzed up about the possibility of a Triple-A team nearby.