Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Afternoon notes

Some notes for you this afternoon from the WORLD OF INTERNETZ:

*Bo Porter hasn't announced the final two rotation spots because the Astros have priority on a possible waiver claim.
*Someone would have to get optioned off the 40-man roster in order to place the claim. As Evan Drellich notes, Asher Wojciechowski likely won't be ready until mid-May (lat strain), so they could possibly put him on the 60-Day DL.
*The top of the order will read Fowler, Grossman, Castro. Altuve likely to bat no higher than 6th. Although it comes with the high-BABIP caveat (.413), Grossman hit .322/.351/.466 in his second stint with the Astros in 2013.
*Jarred Cosart is dealing with "loose skin" on his finger (different from a blister, I suppose), but should be fine to go next Wednesday vs. New York. 
*Jesse Crain will throw his first bullpen session tomorrow (Thursday)