Astros 2014 Review
Mar 16, 2014; Kissimmee, FL, USA; Houston Astros hats and gloves sit on the top step of the dugout during the game against the Washington Nationals at Osceola County Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rob Foldy-USA TODAY Sports
“Pitchers and Catchers Report” is the day all baseball fans wait patiently for. It happened in the middle of the month, along with the rest of the roster showing up a couple of days later. A surprising move took place though, and that was the signing of Jerome Williams to be a potential starter in the rotation, or the long-reliever/spot-starter on the team. Houston also removed Brett Wallace from the 40 Man Roster, making him fight for his spot on the team.
Spring Training was in full swing, and with every Spring Training, a lot of roster moves were made. Not many of them were too surprising as it was mostly NRI’s being cut, or members of the 40 Man Roster who needed more time in the minors. Brett Wallace ended up being released from the team, as was J.D. Martinez, a move Astros fans debated about the moment it happened, and regretted as the season went along. At the end of the month, the Astros claimed Alex Presley off waivers from the Twins, claiming the backup outfield spot on the team. Even with all the roster moves that were made, the biggest thing here was that baseball was back