Houston Astros 3B Prospect Chris Johnson To Be Sent Down

Jason CardwellCorrespondent IApril 1, 2009

BRADENTON, FL - MARCH 8:  Infielder Chris Johnson #65 of the Houston Astros stretches before play against the Pittsburgh Pirates March 8, 2009 at McKechnie Field in Bradenton, Florida.  (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

After today’s game against the Red Legs, Chris Johnson was informed that he will be sent down to AAA Round Rock following the Astros contest against the Corpus Christi Hooks.

“He took it well—it wouldn’t be fair to leave him wondering about all of this,” Cooper said. “This kid’s handled himself like a big leaguer. He’s handled himself well, he’s held his own here. He handled his business in a professional manner. I could tell he was all ears — not as much talking, just listening. His work habits were great.”" - astros.com

Although Johnson didn’t make the club out of spring training, he did open up a lot of eyes and turn a lot of heads.  It won't be long until we see him in an Astros uniform.  It is nice to know that if and when Houston suffers injuries this season, they have some capable players who can come up and fill in.