Erik Bedard


HOUSTON (AP) The Houston Astros have signed left-hander Erik Bedard to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.

The Astros announced the deal Monday.


The last time Erik Bedard took the mound, the left-hander lasted all of eight pitches before departing with back spasms.


Game in a nutshell: What looked like an advantageous matchup for the Nationals -- Stephen Strasburg against one of the majors' least-productive lineups -- turned sour right from the get-go.