There were a few moves up and down the Astros system:
Two players in extnded spring training were released.
Right Handed pitcher Brian Esperson was drafted in the 18th round last June out of Mercyhurst college in Pennsylvania. He pitched 22 innings with a 9.00 ERA for Tri-City last summer.
Infielder Drew Anderson was drafted in the 22nd round last summer out of New Orleans. He had 108 at bats, 3 home runs and 15 RBIs, batting .222 for Greeneville in 2007.
Lexington pitcher Anthony Bello was placed on the disabled list.
To replace Bello, Thomas Vessella was called up from Extended Spring Training. Vessella was drafted in 2006 out of Whittier College. He spent last year at Tri-City, pitching 72 innings in 15 starts, posting a 4.63 ERA.
Salem outfielder Orlando Rosales was called up to Corpus Christi. He takes the roster spot of Bud Norris, who is disabled with elbow problems.
Jack Cassel came up to Houston while Fernando Nieve went back to Round Rock.
Finally, Dave Borkowski was designated for assignment to make room for Wandy Rodriguez.