Rays Release Erik Bedard

The Rays have released pitcher Erik Bedard, tweets Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times. The 35-year-old hurler is expected to seek an MLB opportunity, though Tampa is still interested in bringing him back at the Triple-A level if he does not find a big league roster spot.

Throwing for the Astros last year, Bedard managed a 4.59 ERA in 151 innings over 26 starts and six relief appearances. He struck out batters at a clip of 8.2 K/9 while surrendering 4.5 BB/9 and posting a 36.4% ground ball rate. The veteran southpaw should hold some appeal for clubs looking for an arm to eat innings at the back of a rotation or, possibly, in the bullpen.


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21 Comments on "Rays Release Erik Bedard"


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mikey fwedwick
1 year 3 months ago

Jays, get on this

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danistheguy
1 year 3 months ago

Man that’s sad.

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Rally Weimaraner
1 year 3 months ago

No surprise here, Bedard looked bad this spring and his 2012-2013 numbers don’t inspire much confidence.

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John Kreese
1 year 3 months ago

I’m sure he won’t be without a job for long. Sadly he’s an upgrade for a lot of teams out there.

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Mike McLellan
1 year 3 months ago

Sadly, this has Blue Jays written all over it.

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johnsilver
1 year 3 months ago

Any other Mariner fans have that sinking feeling he’ll soon be on the mound soon as their #5 SP?

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raffish
1 year 3 months ago

Is he worse than Wolf?

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johnsilver
1 year 3 months ago

Flip a coin..

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H0RATI0SANZSERIF
1 year 3 months ago

Not necessarily a sinking feeling. I’d take him in a heartbeat over Noesi and Beavan.