Peacock, Bedard make Astros rotation

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.