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Bedard not overly concerned with injury


KISSIMMEE, Fla. -- Considering we're still three weeks away from the end of spring camp, left-hander Erik Bedard isn't too concerned about the right gluteal sprain that's limited him to two innings this spring. He had a similar injury with the Mariners in 2008.

"It's just something that's sore, and you just don't want to get it worse, so you just take your time and push back the outing and get better," said Bedard, a non-roster invitee to spring camp.

Bedard, 34, hopes to be able to get back on the mound in the next few days and see how the injury is progressing. He's battling with a handful of other arms for a spot in the starting rotation and still has time to leave a good impression on the Astros' brass.

"That's the thing, you don't want to take a chance right now and go throw again and make it way worse," he said.

Brian McTaggart is a reporter for MLB.com and writes an MLBlog, Tag's Lines. Follow @brianmctaggart on Twitter. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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