Astros set Opening Day roster

Astros set Opening Day roster
March 31, 2013, 2:45 pm
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The Astros' have set their 2013 Opening Day 25-man roster, general manager Jeff Luhnow announced Sunday afternoon. 

When Houston opens the 2013 MLB season by hosting the Texas Rangers at 7:05 p.m. Sunday night, it will be extra special for seven players as they make their debut on an active Opening Day roster. Those players include outfielders Justin Maxwell, Brandon Barnes and Chris Carter, infielder Matt Dominguez, catcher Carlos Corporan and pitchers Brad Peacock and Xavier Cedeno.

PITCHERS (12+1)

62 Ambriz, Hector .................... RHP

45 Bedard, Erik ........................ LHP

63 Cedeno, Xavier............. ...... .LHP

55 Cruz, Rhiner ........................ RHP

50 Fields, Josh .......................... RHP

31 Gonzalez, Edgar .................. RHP

64 Harrell, Lucas ...................... RHP

59 Humber, Philip .................... RHP

20 Norris, Bud .......................... RHP

43 Peacock, Brad ...................... RHP

41 Veras, Jose ........................... RHP

36 White, Alex* ........................ RHP

53 Wright, Wesley .................... LHP

CATCHERS (2)

15 Castro, Jason ..........................C

22 Corporan, Carlos.....................C

INFIELDERS (6)

27 Altuve, Jose ............................IF

13 Cedeno, Ronny ....................... IF

30 Dominguez, Matt .................... IF

9 Gonzalez, Marwin ...................IF

12 Pena, Carlos ........................... IF

29 Wallace, Brett.......................... IF

OUTFIELDERS (5+1)

28 Ankiel, Rick.............................OF

2 Barnes, Brandon ......................OF

23 Carter, Chris.............................OF

21 Martinez, Fernando*................OF

14 Martinez, J.D. …......................OF

44 Maxwell, Justin........................OF

*- disabled list

In order to trim the roster to 25, Houston officially purchased the contracts of Rick Ankiel, Erik Bedard and Edgar Gonzalez.

The Astros' 40-man roster is now full at 40.