MLB Opening Day 2013 Rosters: Houston Astros Roster Set

Mar 29, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; General view of Minute Maid Park before a game between the Houston Astros and the Chicago Cubs. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

The Houston Astros roster has been receiving a lot of attention in the national media, but mainly because the entire group of players will be making less money than Yankees star Alex Rodriguez this season. The young group of players will be starting their 2013 campaign against the Texas Rangers and they hope to start the season off on the right foot, despite having very low expectations for the season.

With a new division and a new look, Houston is trying to get excited for the season. They can start off tonight with a win.

Who will be taking the field for the Astros on Opening Night?

Here is the Astros roster for opening night:

C – Jason Castro

1B – Brett Wallace

2B – Jose Altuve

SS – Ronny Cedeno

3B – Matt Dominguez

LF – Chris Carter

CF – Justin Maxwell

RF – Rick Ankiel

DH – Carlos Pena

Bench – Carlos Corporan (C), Marwin Gonzalez (INF), Fernando Martinez (OF),Brandon Barnes (OF)


Starting Rotation:

1. Bud Norris

2. Lucas Harrell

3. Philip Humber

4. Brad Peacock

5. Erik Bedard (L)

Bullpen – Alex White, Rhiner Cruz, Hector Ambriz, Josh Fields, Wesley Wright (L),Xavier Cedeno (L), Jose Veras

Topics: Houston Astros, MLB Opening Night

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