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.As first reported by Rays beat writer Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times, Bedard would presumably compete for a big league job this spring with veteran Mark Lowe among others, for a place on the big league roster. Operating as a swingman for the Houston Astros last season, the southpaw struggled to a 4.59 ERA in 32 games pitched (26 starts), with 8.2 K/9 and 4.5 BB/9.
— Marc Topkin (@TBTimes_Rays) February 14, 2014
Soon to be 35-year old, the Canadian finished fifth in the Cy Young race for the Baltimore Orioles in 2007 Jeremy Hellickson to elbow surgery while leading the American League with 10.9 K/9. The Rays are speculated to be in the hunt for pitching reinforcements after recently losing starter
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