Astros announce first roster cuts

HOUSTON -- Astros General Manager Jeff Luhnow announced the following roster moves this morning: RHP Jake Buchanan, RHP Bobby Doran, OF Leo Heras, IF Jonathan Meyer, C Ryan McGurdy, RHP Jason Stoffel, IF Ronald Torreyes, RHP Nick Tropeano and OF Preston Tucker were reassigned to minor league camp. RHP Paul Clemens was optioned to Minor League camp.

The nine players that were reassigned were in Major League camp as non-roster invitees. Clemens is on the Astros 40-man roster.

Minor League Spring Training games begin on Friday, March 14. With today's moves, the Astros now have 55 players remaining in Major League camp.