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Peacock, Bedard make Astros rotation

Thursday - 3/28/2013, 10:51am  ET

Houston Astros starting pitcher Brad Peacock delivers to the New York Yankees during the fourth inning of a spring training exhibition baseball game at Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Fla., Tuesday, March 26, 2013. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

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.


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