The Houston Astros reassigned right-handed starting pitchers Jayden Murray and Jimmy Endersby to minor league camp Friday, following the club’s 11-7 loss to the Washington Nationals. The Major League spring training roster is now at 45 players.
Murray made three appearances, one start, in the Grapefruit League. The 25-year-old righty struck out five batters over eight total innings of work, yielding two hits and issuing a pair of walks. Murray received his first invite to Major League camp this spring, following three years in the minor leagues. The Astros acquired Murray at the trade deadline from the Tampa Bay Rays in the three-team deal in August.
Endersby appeared three times this spring before his reassignment Friday. The 25-year-old righty totaled 5.1 innings, striking out six batters. Following his first outing Feb. 26, where Endersby allowed one run on two hits and one walk, he yielded two more hits and issued one more walk in two scoreless appearances.
Opening Day is scheduled for March 30 against the Chicago White Sox. The Astros will make 19 more roster cuts in the next two weeks.
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