In July, I did a post about the changing face of the Astros. At that point in time, ten of the players listed on the team's 40-man roster in the 2012 Media Guide had been deleted from that list for one reason or another.
After several transactions this week, only half of the players on the pre-season 40-man roster still remain. The twenty players listed below are the survivors.
As noted below, several more players have been removed from the 40-man roster since I originally made this post.
Jorge DeLeon-outrighted off of the 40-man roster
Arcenio Leon-claimed off of waivers by Milwaukee
Wilton Lopez- traded to Colorado
Fernando Rodriguez- traded to Oakland
Jed Lowrie- traded to Oakland
Brian Bogusevic-outrighted off of the 40-man roster
J.B. Shuck-outrighted off of the 40-man roster, released