Jonathan Villar News Archive
Villar was optioned to Triple-A Fresno late Wednesday night.
Villar will start at shortstop and bat seventh Monday against Oakland, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.
Villar will start at third base and bat sixth Friday against the Rangers.
Villar played center field during Thursday's loss to the Indians.
Villar has secured an Opening Day roster spot with the Astros, Jose de Jesus Ortiz of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Astros manager A.J. Hinch said Friday that Villar (ankle) is fine to play in games, MLB.com's Brian McTaggart reports.
Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow said Villar (ankle) "has probably had the best spring of anybody on our club," Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.
Villar (ankle) was held out of workouts Thursday, but he said he's improved, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.