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.

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Martinez Added To Roster & Barnes Gets Opening Day Start

Yesterday, it was learned that J.D. Martinez would be added to the Astros' 25 man roster to take the place of Fernando Martinez who was placed on the 15 day DL.  J.D.'s presence on the roster gives us five former G-Stros on Major League Rosters for opening day.

It was announced a few hours ago that Brandon Barnes would be the starting right fielder for the opening night game against the Rangers.  I shared a story about our family's connection with Brandon Barnes when he made his debut last year but here is a link in case you missed it then.  

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