Everett, Ensberg to manage intrasquad game

Everett, Ensberg to manage intrasquad game
February 21, 2013, 8:15 am
Share This Post

The Houston Astros will play in an intrasquad game at noon on Thursday. 

Former Astros Adam Everett and Morgan Ensberg, who are serving as coaches at Astros camp, will manage the teams they drafted on Wednesday morning.

Team Everett: Jose Altuve, Tyler Greene, Jason Castro, Fernando Martinez, Rick Ankiel, Brett Wallace, George Springer, Nate Freiman, Marwin Gonzalez

Team Ensberg: Justin Maxwell, Matt Dominguez, Carlos Pena, Chris Carter, Jonathan Villar, J.D. Martinez, Delino DeShields, Carlos Corporan, Brandon Barnes

Manager Bo Porter said that a curve-ball machine will be used for the intrasquad game to help the Astros hitters get used to facing breaking pitches. He also added that the game will be played inside Osceola County Stadium rather than one of the complex fields in order to get the players acclimated to the stadium for the start of the Spring season.