Astros optioned C Max Stassi to minor league camp.
It's a bit surprising to see Stassi cut this early, but he wasn't expected to win the backup catcher job. Still, the 22-year-old should be back with the big club before long and has a promising future if he can avoid injuries.
Astros optioned OF Domingo Santana to minor league camp.
Santana, 21, hit .252/.345/.498 with 25 home runs last season with Double-A Corpus Christi and was added to the 40-man roster in November. While he's still aggressive at the plate, his power potential is intriguing.