RHP Jason Chowning (24)
Originally from Kentucky, Jason was drafted in the 28th round in 2010 out of the University of Oklahoma. In 2011 he had a very strong season for Lexington, going 4-4 in 35 appearances (58.2IP) with a 2.45 ERA and a 1.261 WHIP. Via twitter last month, Jason indicated that he was found to have a small labrum tear, but the doctor deemed it "fixable" and is recommending rehab and not surgery.
Former Astros with birthdays today
C Chris Tremie (42)
Played in 1 game for Houston in 2004
IF Edwin Maysonet (30)
Played in 46 games for Houston between 2008 and 2009
Currently in the Milwaukee minor-league system
Also, Don Alexander, pitching coach for the CC Hooks, is celebrating his 53rd birthday today.