Erik Bedard to enter Rays rotation with Alex Cobb injury

The Tampa Bay Rays will be without pitcher Alex Cobb for the next four to six weeks. Cobb landed on the disabled list with a strained left oblique. He will be replaced in the Rays rotation by Erik Bedard. Cobb’s injury coupled with the recent injury to Matt Moore forces the Rays to have both Cesar Ramos and Bedard in their rotation. Both men initially started the season in...
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Rays to move Cesar Ramos to rotation, add Erik Bedard to bullpen

With starter Matt Moore on the shelf after tearing his ulnar collateral ligament, Rays manager Joe Maddon says Cesar Ramos will move out of the bullpen to start on Sunday, per Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times. Topkin adds that it sounds like veteran lefty Erik Bedard will be called up from Triple-A Durham. Ramos, 29, has allowed one run in four innings to start the 2014 season...
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Rays sign veterans Erik Bedard, Mike Fontenot to minor league deals.

The Tampa Bay Rays have signed left-handed pitcher Erik Bedard and middle infielder Mike Fontenot to minor league deals according to Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times.#Rays sign LHP Erik Bedard and INF Mike Fontenot to minor league deals— Marc Topkin (@TBTimes_Rays) March 28, 2014Bedard, 35, is entering his 12th season . He refused the assignment from the Rays to go to Durham...
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Rays ink Erik Bedard, Mike Fontenot to minor-league deals

Left-hander Erik Bedard is coming back to the Tampa Bay Rays on a minor league deal and is expected to start in the rotation at Triple-A Durham. Infielder Mike Fontenot also was signed Friday to a minor league contract. Bedard, 35, was one of three competitors for the Rays' fifth-starter job this spring that eventually went to right-hander Jake Odorizzi. He's a career 67...
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Erik Bedard changes his mind about Triple-A, re-signs with the Rays

All spring Erik Bedard insisted that he’d opt out of his minor-league contract with the Rays rather than accept an assignment to Triple-A and he was true to his word after losing the fifth-starter competition, deciding to become a free agent. However, after shopping around for a big-league offer that never materialized Bedard has decided to return to the Rays on another minor...
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Erik Bedard makes final pitch for spot in Rays rotation

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. -- Joe Maddon has had enough of the debate for now. The contenders have had enough time to state their cases. Likely, all involved have had enough of the questions about the topic. We're nearing a decision on the Tampa Bay Rays' fifth starter, which presumably will come Saturday. After left-hander Cesar Ramos (impressive) and right-hander Jake Odorizzi...
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Bedard has no interest being Rays reliever

Rays pitcher Erik Bedard said he will explore other options if he doesn't earn the last spot in the rotation. The left-hander, signed to a minor-league contract the day camp opened, said he would involve his opt-out clause and try to hook on with one of the many teams searching for rotation help. “There's a lot of starters who have been hurt so there's a lot of chances...
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Rays Rumors: Erik Bedard will exercise clause if not on team

The Tampa Bay Rays have always been rich when it comes to pitching talent.  That's why they have been so good for so long.  They also seem to always have veterans in camp to fill holes when it's needed.  This past February, the Rays signed Erik Bedard to a minor league contract with an invite to Spring Training.  Four of the five rotation spots look locked down and the...
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Rays provide Erik Bedard with run support, top Jays 6-3

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. -- Erik Bedard pitched into the fifth inning in his bid to win a spot in Tampa Bay's rotation, helping a Rays split-squad beat the Toronto Blue Jays 6-3 on Saturday. Bedard allowed three runs and six hits in 4 1/3 innings. The left-hander is competing with Jake Odorizzi and Cesar Ramos to earn the fifth starter's job as a fill-in for the injured Jeremy...
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March 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Erik Bedard leaves game in 2nd inning due to back spasms

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...
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