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Scratched with back tightness
Brown was scratched from his Grapefruit League start against the Mets on Wednesday due to lower-back tightness, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Not concerned with velocity dip
Neris told reporters after Tuesday's Grapefruit League appearance that he wasn't concerned about his dip in velocity, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Not in starting lineup for USA
Tucker (ankle) is not in Team USA's starting lineup for the World Baseball Classic championship game Tuesday against Team Japan.
Recovering from sore ankle
Tucker is uncertain to play for Team United States in Tuesday's World Baseball Classic final versus Team Japan due to a sore ankle, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.
Sent to minor-league camp
Costes was reassigned to minor-league camp by the Astros on Tuesday, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.
Reassigned to minor-league camp
Stubbs was reassigned to minor-league camp by the Astros on Tuesday, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.
Likely to miss Opening Day
Astros manager Dusty Baker said Tuesday that Brantley (shoulder) isn't expected to be ready in time for Opening Day, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Poised for spring debut Thursday
Astros manager Dusty Baker said that Alvarez (hand) will make his Grapefruit League debut Thursday against the Nationals, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Moves to Triple-A
The Astros optioned Gage to Triple-A Sugar Land on Tuesday, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Four innings in return from WBC
Javier allowed three earned runs on five hits and one walk while striking out five across four innings in Monday's Grapefruit League game against the Marlins.
Chance to make roster
Matijevic has gone 8-for-28 with a double and a home run during Cactus League action.
Undergoing surgery on thumb
Astros general manager Dana Brown confirmed Sunday that Altuve has a fractured right thumb and will undergo surgery, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Opportunity opens up
Dubon is one of the likely fill-in options at second base after manager Dusty Baker said Sunday that starter Jose Altuve (thumb) is likely out "a while," Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Could play next week
Astros manager Dusty Baker told reporters Sunday that Alvarez (hand) could play in a Grapefruit League game next week, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Facing extended absence
Altuve is expected to be out 8-to-10 weeks after being diagnosed with a fractured right thumb Sunday, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports.
Starting at keystone Sunday
Hensley is starting at second base and batting cleanup in Sunday's Grapefruit League game against the Marlins, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Showing patience at plate
McCormick has drawn seven walks across 28 plate appearances during Cactus League action.
Likely Opening Day starter
Valdez is likely to start for the Astros on Opening Day, Matt Young of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Helps USA to semis
Tucker went 3-for-5 with a solo home run and two RBI in Saturday's quarterfinal win over Venezuela in the World Baseball Classic.
Initial concern is broken thumb
The Astros fear that Altuve might have broken his right thumb Saturday during the quarterfinal of the World Baseball Classic, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports.
Dealing with right hand injury
Altuve left Saturday's quarterfinal game for Team Venezuela against Team USA in the World Baseball Classic with a right hand injury, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports.
Leaves WBC game after HBP
Altuve left Saturday's quarterfinal for Team Venezuela against Team USA in the World Baseball Classic after being hit in the hand by a pitch, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports.
Hoping to stick in rotation
Urquidy is hoping to remain in the Astros' rotation for the entire 2023 season, Michael Shapiro of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Major League Baseball forced Garcia to change his windup this offseason, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.
Lots of spring playing time
Abreu has gone 8-for-31 (.258) with two home runs and three doubles during Cactus League action.