Rays optioned C Curt Casali to Triple-A Durham; reassigned LHP Justin Marks, RHP Diego Moreno, C Michael McKenry, and OF Shane Peterson to minor league camp.
Astros manager A.J. Hinch announced Wednesday that Alex Bregman will hit second to begin the year.
David Price (elbow) will make about 30 throws from 75 to 90 feet on Wednesday.
Josh Rutledge (hamstring) is expected to begin the season on the disabled list.
Mitch Moreland was scratched Wednesday because he's dealing with the flu.