The Astros cut the following players from their spring rosters: left-handers Fernando Abad and Polin Trinidad; righties Evan Englebrook, Chia-Jen Lo, Matt Nevarez, Jose G. Valdez and Henry Villar; catcher Lou Santangelo; infielder Wladimir Sutil; and outfielders Brian Bogusevic and Yordany Ramirez. Lo and Santangelo came into as non-roster invitees. The others were on the 40-man roster and have been optioned.
The Astros have announced the following spring training non-roster invites: pitchers Shane Loux, Josh Banks, Gustavo Chacin, Roy Corcoran, Casey Daigle, Chia-Jen Lo and Gary Majewski; catchers Jason Castro, Brian Esposito and Lou Santangelo; infielders Drew Meyer, Oswaldo Navarro and Chris Shelton; and outfielder Alex Romero.
The Astros sent catchers Lou Palmisano and Lou Santangelo to the minors on Saturday.
Houston C Lou Santangelo went 2-for-4 with his first spring home run on Saturday against Toronto. Santangelo hit a two-run shot in the eighth inning off Scott Downs. He added a double and is batting .214 in 14 spring at bats.
The Astros invited 1B Chris Johnson, C Jason Castro, C Lou Santangelo and RHP Bud Norris to spring training.
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