Erik Bedard SP LAD 4 weeks ago

Bedard (back) will be reassigned to the minors, Eric Stephen of True Blue LA reports.

Bedard's reassignment to the minors should come as no surprise given the back injury that will sideline him until late April or early May. When he does return, he'll likely serve as organizational depth.

Erik Bedard SP LAD 1 month ago

Bedard is expected to miss four-to-six weeks with a strained back muscle, MLB.com's Ken Gurnick reports.

This is apparently the same injury that sidelined Clayton Kershaw for five weeks at the start of last season. Bedard was in camp on a minor league deal, and it now looks like he will be rehabbing this injury for the first month of the season, and could report to one of the Dodgers' upper minor league affiliates once that rehab process is complete.

Erik Bedard SP LAD 3 months ago

Bedard signed a minor league deal with the Dodgers on Sunday, Ken Gurnick of the Los Angeles Times reports.

Bedard spent part of last season with the Rays before being DFA'd and subsequently released in early August. He posted a 4.76 ERA, going 4-6 with 17 appearances (15 starts). The 35-year-old has not had an ERA lower than 4.00 since the 2011 season when he was a member of the Mariners.

Erik Bedard SP LAD 9 months ago

Rays designated LHP Erik Bedard for assignment.

Bedard registered a 4.76 ERA and 1.49 WHIP in 15 starts and two relief appearances for Tampa Bay. The 35-year-old southpaw was dumped Monday to open up a roster spot for Joel Peralta, who was activated from the disabled list in a corresponding roster move.

Erik Bedard SP LAD 10 months ago

Erik Bedard has been moved to the bullpen.

This clears a rotation spot for Jeremy Hellickson, who is finally recovered from elbow surgery and will make his 2014 major league debut on Tuesday. Bedard allowed six runs over two innings last week versus the Tigers, watching his ERA and WHIP climb to 4.82 and 1.49, respectively.

Erik Bedard SP LAD 10 months ago

Erik Bedard was torched by the Tigers en route to his sixth loss, allowing six runs in two innings on Thursday.

Bedard allowed three home runs in the first inning. Manager Joe Maddon chose to go to Cesar Ramos to start the third inning, making this Bedard's shortest outing of the season. Overall, he allowed eight hits, walked two, and didn't record a strikeout. The 35-year-old has looked strong at times, but 2014 has mostly been forgettable. Bedard will carry a 4.82 ERA, a 1.49 WHIP, and a 64/29 K/BB ratio into next week's home start against the Royals.

Erik Bedard SP LAD 10 months ago

Erik Bedard struck out eight over 5 1/3 innings, allowing two runs in a no-decision against the Astros on Sunday.

Bedard gave up seven hits and a walk, and he exited before the Rays came back to win. As long as he continues to fall short of qualifying for quality starts, any fantasy value he might have is diminished. The southpaw will take a 4.25 ERA and 1.46 WHIP into a matchup with the Orioles next weekend.

Erik Bedard SP LAD 10 months ago

Erik Bedard allowed five runs, four coming on a grand slam, over four innings in a loss to the Orioles on Tuesday.

Three of Bedard's four hits allowed and all five of the runs came in a third inning that featured a wild pitch, a hit-by-pitch and a grand slam courtesy of Chris Davis. And, in true Bedard fashion, his pitch efficiency left something to be desired, as he needed 92 pitches to get through his four innings of work. The loss dropped him to 3-5 with a 4.33 ERA, and he'll next face the Astros on Sunday.

Erik Bedard SP LAD 10 months ago

Erik Bedard took the no-decision, allowing three runs over four innings in Wednesday's win over the Cardinals.

Bedard certainly hasn't been an innings-eater for the Rays. Wednesday's outing was the fifth time he failed to go five innings in 11 starts. The lefty allowed eight hits, walked one, and struck out four in the effort. Still, he has a 3.83 WHIP despite a 1.46 WHIP and a 46/24 K/BB ratio in 56 innings. Bedard will face the Orioles at home in his next outing.

Erik Bedard SP LAD 11 months ago

Erik Bedard spun six scoreless innings Friday in a 4-0 win over the Mariners to help the Rays snap their 10-game losing streak.

Bedard had been knocked around for 11 runs (10 earned) over his last two starts, but he bounced back Friday with arguably his best outing of the season. The veteran southpaw gave up four hits (three singles) and one walk while notching a season-high eight strikeouts. With a 3.61 ERA across 10 starts and one relief appearances, Bedard has been a pleasant surprise for the Rays. He'll get the Cardinals next week.