HOUSTON -- Prior to the start of Spring Training, we took a shot at predicting the Astros' 25-man roster for Opening Day, which is now less than three weeks away. With no major injuries and the lack of position battles in camp, not much has changed.
"Our position-player group is tough to crack," Hinch said. "We're going to most likely carry 13 pitchers, and if we do that, it makes the last bench spot very difficult to make. The 13th pitcher versus extra position player will be debated over the next few weeks with White, Kemp, Reed, Teoscar Hernandez, Moran -- guys that all have more service time and have put themselves in good positions."
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