With the 2018 MLB opening day just a few days away, teams are starting to finalize their rosters for the 2018 season. The defending World Series champion Houston Astros have announced who will be on their 25-man roster when the season begins.

Catcher (3): Brian McCann, Evan Gattis, and Max Stassi. Stassi will serve as Brian McCann's primary backup, with Evan Gattis getting most of his at-bats at designated hitter.

Infield (5): J.D. Davis, Jose Altuve, Alex Bregman, Carlos Correa, and Marwin Gonzalez as a utility player.

Outfield (4): George Springer, Josh Reddick and Jake Marisnick, and Derek Fisher

Starting pitcher (5): Justin Verlander, Dallas Keuchel, Lance McCullers Jr., Gerrit Cole and Charlie Morton will line up in that order to start the season as expected.

Relief pitching (8): Tony Sipp won the final bullpen spot earlier this week. He'll join Ken Giles, Chris Devenski, Will Harris, Joe Smith, Hector Rondon, Brad Peacock and Collin McHugh in the bullpen.

You can catch the Houston Astros opening day game against the Texas Rangers this Thursday, right here on SportsRadio 1340 The Fan, with Astrolaunch at 2 p.m. followed by a 2:30 p.m. first pitch.

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