Astacio signed with the Nationals. He'll be taking the injured Brian Lawrence's spot.
Towers also seems excited about trying to get Ashby back. Every picture of Ashby at camp has him giving this huge smile. He says if they assign him to AAA then he will have to make a tough decision about his retirement.
Update [2006-3-1 17:37:14 by jbox]:
The UT also gives us a closer look at the candidates for spot starts.