Peacock, Bedard make Astros rotation
KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — Brad Peacock and Erik Bedard have made the Houston Astros' rotation and will pitch the fourth and fifth games of the regular season.
Right-hander Edgar Gonzalez was sent to Triple-A Oklahoma City, bringing the Astros' roster to 25 players three days before Sunday night's opener against the Texas Rangers.
Peacock, acquired in a February trade from Oakland, will start against the Athletics on April 5, the Astros' fourth game. Bedard, a veteran left-hander signed as a free agent in January, will pitch the following game against Oakland.
Bud Norris, Lucas Harrell and Philip Humber will pitch the Astros' first three games against Texas.