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Astros sign lefty Bedard to minor league contract

Astros sign lefty Bedard to minor league contract

CNNSI.com ESPN.com chron.com MLB.com Updated Jan 21, 2013
HOUSTON (AP) -- The Houston Astros have signed left-hander Erik Bedard to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.
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  • Astros’ manager Porter wraps up busy MLK Day

    Astros’ manager Porter wraps up busy MLK Day

    chron.com Jan 21, 2013
    Bo Porter didn’t need to be reminded what the day meant. The Astros manager knew it and he was proud to take part. Monday was Martin Luther King Jr. Day. It also served as President Barack Obama’s second inauguration. Add in an appearance at the Astro
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  • Porter believes Ankiel can have big role for Astros

    Porter believes Ankiel can have big role for Astros

    MLB.com Jan 21, 2013
    Astros manager Bo Porter spoke glowingly Monday about outfielder Rick Ankiel, who signed with the team last week and will come to camp as a non-roster invitee. Ankiel played during the previous two seasons with Washington, where Porter was third-base co…
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