Bedard throws off the mound

Erik Bedard throws on Friday

Erik Bedard throws on Friday

Astros left-hander Erik Bedard, who’s been limited to two innings this spring because of a right glute sprain, threw about 10 or 12 pitches off the mound Friday morning under the supervision of pitching coach Doug Brocail and assistant athletic trainer Rex Jones.

“That was just to see if it feels good, and it feels good so tomorrow I’ll throw a regular bullpen,” Bedard said. “If goes well, the next step is probably a game.”

Bedard admitted he’s getting antsy to get on the mound, especially considering he’s trying to make a new team and impress a new set of eyes.

“When you come to new team you always want to make a good impression and be out there with the guys and throw when your turn is up,” he said. “I missed my turn one time, so I’ll try to get on the mound as quick as I can.”

Bedard, 34, is in camp as a non-roster invitee. He went 7-14 with a 5.01 ERA in 24 starts last year for the Pirates and was their Opening Day starter. He has a 63-64 career record with a 3.85 ERA in 192 games (189 starts) in stints with Baltimore, Seattle, Boston and Pittsburgh.

In other news

  • RHP Lucas Harrell (groin strain) has been scratched from his scheduled start Sunday against the Phillies in Kissimmee. RHP Brad Peacock will take his place. Harrell’s injury isn’t considered serious.

Astros lineup Friday vs. Braves:

RF Brandon Barnes

2B Jose Altuve

LF Chris Carter

CF Justin Maxwell

1B Nate Freiman

DH George Springer

3B Matt Dominguez

SS Marwin Gonzalez

C Chris Wallace


P Jordan Lyles. Also scheduled to pitch: John Ely, Ross Seaton, Hector Ambriz and Wesley Wright.

Split-squad Braves lineup for Friday:

RF Jordan Schafer

CF Reed Johnson

1B Freddie Freeman

2B Dan Uggla

3B Chris Johnson

LF Evan Gattis

DH Joey Terdoslavich

SS Tyler Pastornicky

C Matt Pagnozzi

LHP Sean Gilmartin

1 Comment

Brian, good to hear about the new kid in town for the Astros, interesting to see the lineup for the game with the Braves

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