Houston Chronicle "Erik Bedard doesn’t say much. The veteran lefthander chooses his words carefully as though he were checking his word count. Yet “gramps” as he is affectionately known by his teammates has served a crucial role for the young Astros. On a six-man rotation with four rookies and five men 25 or..." September 22
#Astros have scratched Erik Bedard and LHP Brett Oberholtzer will start tonight. Bedard has not been traded.
Sources tell me Astros LHP Erik Bedard's recent strong outings plus season performance has lead to interest from teams as deadline nears.
Houston Chronicle "Jason Castro didn’t even bother moving far behind the plate to offer words of encouragement to Erik Bedard after Yadier Molina ripped a two-run home run in the first inning Wednesday night. If it had been a younger pitcher prone to being rattled, Castro might have visited the mound after the..." June 27
Houston Chronicle "Although Bo Porter gave his players the complete day off, Lucas Harrell and Erik Bedard showed up at Osceola County Stadium to get some treatment and play long toss Monday morning. Harrell, who was skipped from his scheduled start Sunday because of a groin injury, expects to start later this..." March 11
Houston Chronicle "Astros left-hander Erik Bedard said Wednesday he hopes to soon return to the mound but does not have an official timetable for his activation. Bedard pulled a right gluteal muscle during his only spring training start, a Feb. 26 two-inning appearance against Detroit. The 33-year-old felt a..." March 07
The Crawfish Boxes "Another minor league invite, Bedard could provide valuable depth in the middle of the rotation, or he could spend most of the year in the minors pitching for Oklahoma City. Injuries are just a part of being a pitcher. If you throw the ball in an unnatural manner, something in your shoulder or..." February 27
Houston Chronicle "Erik Bedard was used to being creative. Being a major league starting pitcher and spending the offseason in snowy Ottawa isn’t the simplest of combinations. Bedard had thrown inside his uncle’s chicken farm before, firing off fastballs on a sticky floor that was cleaned every 45 days. But..." February 15