Welcome to Appy Astros, a blog dedicated to following current & former Greeneville Astros, the Appalachian League affiliate of the Houston Astros. Here you will find reports on current G-Stros, updates on the development of former G-Stros and occasionally an update on what has happened to the guys who have hung up their spikes.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Leon & De Leon Added to 40 Man Roster

In a move announced yesterday, that the Astros had added four players to their 40 man roster in order to protect them from the Rule 5 draft in December. Two of those players have played for the Greeneville Astros.

Arcenio Leon made the big jump from Lexington (Low A) to Corpus Christi (AA) this year. He held his own after the promotion and his inclusion on the 40 man roster is an indication that the Astros hope he will continue to develop.

Jorge DeLeon was a short stop when he played several years ago in Greeneville. Last year, he was a shut down closer for Tri Cities after converting to pitcher. His inclusion is an indication of how impressive this transition has been.

They join these former G-Stros on the 40 man roster: Fernando Abad, Sammy Gervacio, Henry Villar, & J. R. Towles.

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