The Houston Astros made their first round of roster cuts Tuesday, reassigning Jairo Solis, Jaime Melendez and Misael Tamarez to minor-league camp. Melendez and Tamarez both made two Grapefruit League appearances, before receiving their respective cuts Tuesday.
Solis, who entered camp coming of his second Tommy John surgery, didn’t make an appearances in the Grapefruit League. The righty still threw bullpens on the backfields in the last month. Melendez tossed three scoreless frames, striking out three batters to a pair of walks issued. The righty stretched to two innings in his Monday outing, after pitching just one frame in his Feb. 28 appearance.
Tamarez bounced back in his second outing Monday, striking out two batters in an inning of work. The right-handed pitching prospect totaled 1.2 innings in the Grapefruit League, allowing three runs to cross on three hits and four walk to his three strikeouts.
The Astros are now down to 60 players in Major League camp, following the three cuts Tuesday. More prospects will be reassigned in the coming days, as Houston begins to thin the roster.
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