Posted: Thu March 28, 2013 12:05PM; Updated: Thu March 28, 2013 12:04PM

Erik Bedard, Brad Peacock win final rotation spots for Astros

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Erik Bedard won a rotation spot after striking out nine and allowing no runs over this spring.
Erik Bedard won a rotation spot after striking out nine and allowing no runs over this spring.
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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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