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Erik Bedard rebounded from a rough spring debut to shut out the Yankees for three innings in the Rays' 5-5 win Wednesday.
Fifth-starter candidates Bedard, Cesar Ramos (2 ER in 2 2/3 IP) and Jake Odorizzi (0 ER in 1 IP) all pitched for the Rays today. Odorizzi seemed like the clear favorite to get the nod when Jeremy Hellickson went down, but that's completely up in the air now.
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Erik Bedard surrendered three runs in an inning Friday in a loss to the Orioles.
Bedard allowed three hits, walked two and threw a wild pitch in a rough Rays debut. He's a possibility for both the rotation and the bullpen this spring, but he's far from a lock to make the team.
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Rays executive vice president Andrew Friedman said Friday that Erik Bedard will be given an opportunity to compete for the team's final rotation spot.
With Jeremy Hellickson beginning the season on the disabled list, the Rays have a sudden vacancy in their rotation. While Jake Odorizzi appears to be the most likely candidate to fill that spot, Bedard could be a factor as well. The veteran southpaw has displayed high-strikeout ability in the past, and the Rays coaching staff is well-known for successful reclamation projects.
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Rays signed LHP Erik Bedard to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.
Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times first reported Thursday that a deal was close, and now FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal says it's done. The Rays needed to enhance their pitching depth following Jeremy Hellickson's injury, and they've now done so with the addition of Nate Karns and Bedard over the last two days. Bedard put up a 4.59 ERA and 1.48 WHIP last season for the Astros but struck out 138 across 151 innings.
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Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports that Erik Bedard is likely to sign a minor league deal with the Rays.
It was Chris Cotillo of MLBDailyDish.com that first reported earlier this week that Bedard and the Rays could be a fit. The 34-year-old southpaw put up a 4.59 ERA and 1.48 WHIP last season for the Astros but did strike out 138 across 151 innings. He's not a bad depth addition for Tampa.
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Erik Bedard officially filed for free agency on Thursday.
It was a very difficult season for the 34-year-old southpaw in Houston. He remained healthy enough to toss 151 innings, his highest total since 2007, but was mostly rendered ineffective, compiling a 4.59 ERA, 1.48 WHIP and 138/75 K/BB. His days as an effective Major League starter are likely over, but there could still be teams willing to take a shot on him as a left-handed specialist or long reliever.
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Erik Bedard shut the Yankees out over seven innings on Sunday, scattering three hits, but was stuck with a no-decision.
The southpaw struck out nine and didn't walk a batter in the gem. Bedard surprisingly remained healthy enough to give Houston 151 innings this year, the most he's thrown since 2007 with the Orioles. The 34-year-old went 4-12 with a 4.59 ERA and 1.48 WHIP.
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Erik Bedard was lit up for six runs over five innings in Sunday's loss to the Indians.
Bedard recorded eight strikeouts, but he allowed eight hits, walked a pair and needed 102 pitches to cover the five frames. The veteran left-hander has given up 10 runs over nine innings in his two starts since rejoining the rotation. He'll take the ball one last time next weekend at home versus the Yankees.
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The Astros have moved struggling left-hander Erik Bedard to the bullpen.
Bedard had been scheduled to start on Tuesday against the White Sox in Chicago. The Astros will still maintain a six-man rotation, but have yet to announce who will replace him. Bedard owns a 4.48 ERA, 1.49 WHIP and 112/64 K/BB ratio through 124 2/3 innings on the season.