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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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The Houston Astros and their staff think they'll be much better than they were last season.
They're about the only ones with that opinion.
Prognosticators and pundits across the country don't see any way the Astros can avoid finishing last in the majors for the third straight year.
The odds are stacked against a Houston team that has just five players on the 40-man...
Humber has a 2.70 ERA against the Yankees in his career.
Threat Level: 1
Since the scale is from 1-10, I am obligated to use 1 instead of 0. This team has only a handful of quality major league talent. Pena? Bedard? Norris? Humber? (He did pitch a perfect game last year though!) Add it all up and it is not much to look forward to in 2013 for Astro fans. But, Jose Veras is starting...
Alex Rodriguez will make more this year than all the Houston Astros combined.
A-Rod's $29 million salary tops the major leagues for the 13th straight season, according to a study of major league contracts by The Associated Press.
Rodriguez's Yankees are on track to have the highest payroll on opening day for the 15th straight year, climbing above the Los Angeles Dodgers...
Jonathan Singleton hit two home runs and Jason Castro and Rick Ankiel each hit one, and a Houston Astros split squad beat the Detroit Tigers 11-4 despite a three-run homer by Prince Fielder.
Tigers starter Anibal Sanchez gave up nine runs and 11 hits in five innings.
Castro connected for his sixth homer and Ankiel his fourth. Ankiel drove in four runs for Houston and Ronny Cedeno...
In news that should be as infuriating as it is laughable, Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez, who likely will miss a good chunk of the 2013 regular season as he recovers from hip surgery he underwent in January, reportedly will earn more than the entire Houston Astros roster.
According to an AP report (via the Los Angeles Times), A-Rod is slated to earn approximately $29...
Here is the group of media covering the HOUSTON ASTROS. Newspaper- In Houston the Houston Chronicle is the city’s dominant daily newspaper. The online sports section includes a special page dedicated to the Astros. Brian Smith (Twitter) and Jose De Jesus Ortiz are on the Astros beat. Columnists Randy Harvey (Twitter) and Jerome Solomon (Twitter) will
The Astros have a new plan for their minor-league starters, and the regular season is set to kick off with a showdown in Texas.