ERIK BEDARD RUMORS & GOSSIP
PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. -- Another home means a new chance for Erik Bedard to make a quality impression.
The Tampa Bay Rays signed Bedard, a left-hander, to a minor-league contract with a spring training invite on Feb. 14, adding to his winding travels of late.
Since the 2011 season, the 10-year veteran has played for the Boston Red Sox (eight appearances), Seattle Mariners (16), Pittsburgh...
Veteran LHP Erik Bedard hasn't done much well the past two seasons, going a combined 11-26, 4.78 for the Pirates and Astros.
But the Rays took the low-risk gamble of signing the 34-year-old to a minor-league deal Friday to see what he has left as they seek a fifth starter in Jeremy Hellickson's absence and potential bullpen help.
"He's a guy that we've liked...
When the Tampa Bay Rays open the season in late March, they'll take the field as the highest-paid team in franchise history.
A smooth offseason for the AL wild-card winners saw them retain star pitcher David Price for at least one more season, contributing to a payroll expected to be around $80 million.
Rays executive vice president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman says...
Via AP on Fox
28 days ago
The Tampa Bay Rays have reached an agreement on minor league deal with free agent left-handed starting pitcher Erik Bedard. The deal will include a spring training invite. He was 4-12 with a 4.59 ERA, 1.48 WHIP an 138 strikeouts in 151 innings last season for the Astros.
Bedard will join David Price, Matt Moore, Alex Cobb, Chris Archer, and Jake Odorizzi in the discussion...
The Tampa Bay Rays and free agent pitcher Erik Bedard have come to terms on a minor league deal. Thus far no opt out dates have been reported.
Bedard, 34, spent last season pitching for the Houston Astros. In Tampa Bay he will provide depth.
Last season Bedard made 26 of his 32 appearances as a starter finishing the season with a 4.59 ERA and a 1.48 WHIP. Bedard racked...
The Tampa Bay Rays are now the favorites to sign free agent pitcher Erik Bedard.
Bedard, 34, is expected to get a minor league deal.
Hearing #Rays are likely to sign LHP Erik Bedard to a minor-league deal. Is 34, 10 years in majors, struggled recently. Would provide depth.
— Marc Topkin (@TBTimes_Rays) February 14, 2014
If Bedard does sign with the Rays there is...
Looking for additional pitching depth, the Tampa Bay Rays are reportedly close to adding veteran Erik Bedard on a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.Hearing #Rays are likely to sign LHP Erik Bedard to a minor-league deal. Is 34, 10 years in majors, struggled recently. Would provide depth.— Marc Topkin (@TBTimes_Rays) February 14, 2014As first reported by...
With Erik Bedard out of the rotation, the Pirates have several days to figure out how they plan on moving forward. The club has an off day on Thursday before opening up a three-game set in Milwaukee on Friday. Bedard’s spot in the rotation doesn’t come up until Saturday, which is also September 1st when the Pirates can expand the rosters.
“We’re still working through...
It was quite a surprise when the Pirates signed Erik Bedard before the Winter Meetings last December. Bedard was a “name player” that had some pedigree to him, but his recent seasons had been injury-plagued. That was the majority of the reason that the Pirates were able to swoop in and get him early for a 1 year/$4.5M deal.
In a radio spot shortly after his signing, I joked...
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Lincoln takes over for Bedard in the 2nd as Bedard leaves the game due to back spasms.
— Pittsburgh Pirates (@Pirates) May 9, 2012
We all knew it was probably just a matter of time that Erik Bedard got hurt. Bedard getting hurt has become a pretty routine thing over the past few years.
This isn’t the first time Bedard has suffered back spasms. In 2008, he was removed from...