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• The Astros played with 24 players on their active roster on Friday. They designated left-hander Xavier Cedeno for assignment on Thursday to open up a spot on the 40-man roster, when infielder Brandon Laird was called up, and they had yet to replace that spot. Manager Bo Porter said someone would be added following Friday's game.

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View Full Game Coverage • The Astros played with 24 players on their active roster on Friday. They designated left-hander Xavier Cedeno for assignment on Thursday to open up a spot on the 40-man roster, when infielder Brandon Laird was called up, and they had yet to replace that spot. Manager Bo Porter said someone would be added following Friday's game.

Brian McTaggart is a reporter for MLB.com and writes an MLBlog, Tag's Lines. Follow @brianmctaggart on Twitter.

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