Trade whittles Astros' spring roster to 47

Trade whittles Astros' spring roster to 47

KISSIMMEE, Fla. -- The trade that sent catcher Humberto Quintero and outfielder Jason Bourgeois to the Royals leaves the Astros with 47 players in Major League camp -- 22 pitchers, four catchers, 12 infielders and nine outfielders.

Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow, who has to get the roster trimmed to 25 in about two weeks, said another round of roster moves will be coming soon.

"We're going to have to probably send out another group sometime this week or over the weekend or early next week, because we're going to have to focus on the guys who need the playing time," Luhnow said. "There are some guys who are not going to get playing time unless they're in 'B' games or on the backfields. We've got to get it down to 25 two weeks from tomorrow, and we'll be taking steps along the way."

In addition to their five-inning intrasquad game on Tuesday, the Astros sent three pitchers into a Minor League game to get some work. Fernando Rodriguez threw 12 pitches, David Carpenter threw 13 and Wesley Wright threw eight.