HOUSTON, TX - The Houston Astros have announced their preliminary Spring Training roster today, which includes 39 players on their 40-man roster and 21 non-roster invitees, for a total of 60 players. The full roster is attached to this release.
The Astros head into the 2023 season returning 21 of their 26 players who were active for the clinching Game 6 of the 2022 World Series.
On the club's 40-man roster, the Astros roster nine former All-Stars in 1B José Abreu, 2B Jose Altuve, 3B Alex Bregman, OF Yordan Alvarez, OF Michael Brantley, RHP Lance McCullers Jr., RHP Ryan Pressly, OF Kyle Tucker and LHP Framber Valdez. It also includes 2022 postseason standouts RHP Cristian Javier and SS Jeremy Peña.
Among the Astros non-roster invitees are 10 pitchers, three catchers, four infielders and four outfielders. This group includes LHP Austin Davis and IF Dixon Machado, who were both previously announced as minor league free agent signings.
Five of the Astros top 10 prospects, according to MLB.com, will also be at Major League Spring Training, including RHP Hunter Brown (#1), C Yainer Diaz(#3), C Korey Lee (#7), IF Joe Perez (#9) and RHP Forrest Whitley (#10).
OF Pedro Leon, 24, the Astros No. 4 prospect according to MLB.com, will not be in attendance at Major League camp after undergoing sports hernia surgery on Tuesday. Leon is expected to be sidelined for approximately six to eight weeks.
The Astros will hold their first official Spring Training workout for pitchers and catchers at the Ballpark of the Palm Beaches complex in West Palm Beach, FL, on Thursday, Feb. 16. The first official workout for the entire squad is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 21.