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Erik Bedard | Starting Pitcher

Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
Age / DOB:  (39) / 3/5/1979
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 195
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: Norwalk (CT) CC
Drafted: 1999 / Rd. 6 (0) / BAL

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Erik Bedard has decided to retire.
Bedard, 36, was working his way back from a strained back muscle and decided to hang it up after making three minor league rehab starts with the Dodgers' High-A affiliate. He'll finish his career with a 71-82 record to go along with a 3.99 ERA over 230 starts and 11 relief appearances. Thu, Jun 11, 2015 04:48:00 PM

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Erik Bedard has been diagnosed with a strained back muscle and will be out for the next 4-6 weeks.

Bedard suffered the injury in the first inning of his Cactus League start Friday against the Rangers. He'll be placed on the disabled list before Opening Day and probably won't be an option for the Dodgers until sometime in May. The veteran left-hander signed a minor league contract with Los Angeles in January.
Mon, Mar 23, 2015 02:39:00 PM

Erik Bedard will have an MRI on his strained lat Monday.

Bedard was removed from his Cactus League start Friday due to the strain. The Dodgers should have a better idea of what they're dealing with after the MRI. Bedard is in camp as a non-roster invitee.
Sun, Mar 22, 2015 12:47:00 PM

Erik Bedard was removed from Friday's Cactus League start due to an undisclosed injury.

The veteran southpaw lasted just one inning before he was pulled. The speculation is that it was a biceps or lat injury, but the Dodgers have yet to comment. Any setback at this stage though could take him out of the running for a rotation spot to begin the season.
Sat, Mar 21, 2015 12:18:00 PM

Erik Bedard said Wednesday that he is open to being sent to Triple-A Albuquerque when camp closes.

"I know where I stand. It feels fine," said the veteran left-hander. "The game’s still fun and I like playing baseball is, basically, what it comes down to." Bedard is obviously a severe longshot for a rotation spot with the Dodgers, though he could get a look for long relief if he pitches well in the Cactus League. The 36-year-old signed a minor league contract with Los Angeles in January. He had a 4.76 ERA in 75 2/3 innings with the Rays last season.
Thu, Mar 5, 2015 10:51:00 AM

Erik Bedard will start the Dodgers Cactus League opener against the White Sox on Wednesday.

The veteran left-hander is on the outside looking in for a spot in the Dodgers starting rotation, so he'll attempt to earn his way onto the squad as a long reliever. He registered a troublesome 4.76 ERA and 1.49 WHIP across 75 2/3 frames with the Rays in 2014.
Sat, Feb 28, 2015 12:56:00 PM

Dodgers signed LHP Erik Bedard to a minor league contract.

Once one of the top left-handed starters in the league, the 35-year-old southpaw posted a troublesome 4.76 ERA and 1.49 WHIP over 75 2/3 innings for the Rays in 2014. He'll add organizational depth for the Dodgers, but is unlikely to make an impact in fantasy leagues.
Sun, Jan 18, 2015 09:09:00 PM

Rays released LHP Erik Bedard.

The veteran southpaw was designated for assignment last week after registering a 4.76 ERA and 1.49 WHIP over 17 appearances. He'll likely have to settle for a minor league deal elsewhere.
Sun, Aug 3, 2014 07:30:00 PM

Rays designated LHP Erik Bedard for assignment.

Bedard registered a 4.76 ERA and 1.49 WHIP in 15 starts and two relief appearances for Tampa Bay. The 35-year-old southpaw was dumped Monday to open up a roster spot for Joel Peralta, who was activated from the disabled list in a corresponding roster move.
Mon, Jul 28, 2014 02:51:00 PM

Erik Bedard has been moved to the bullpen.

This clears a rotation spot for Jeremy Hellickson, who is finally recovered from elbow surgery and will make his 2014 major league debut on Tuesday. Bedard allowed six runs over two innings last week versus the Tigers, watching his ERA and WHIP climb to 4.82 and 1.49, respectively.
Mon, Jul 7, 2014 08:42:00 AM

Erik Bedard was torched by the Tigers en route to his sixth loss, allowing six runs in two innings on Thursday.

Bedard allowed three home runs in the first inning. Manager Joe Maddon chose to go to Cesar Ramos to start the third inning, making this Bedard's shortest outing of the season. Overall, he allowed eight hits, walked two, and didn't record a strikeout. The 35-year-old has looked strong at times, but 2014 has mostly been forgettable. Bedard will carry a 4.82 ERA, a 1.49 WHIP, and a 64/29 K/BB ratio into next week's home start against the Royals.
Thu, Jul 3, 2014 10:05:00 PM

Erik Bedard struck out eight over 5 1/3 innings, allowing two runs in a no-decision against the Astros on Sunday.

Bedard gave up seven hits and a walk, and he exited before the Rays came back to win. As long as he continues to fall short of qualifying for quality starts, any fantasy value he might have is diminished. The southpaw will take a 4.25 ERA and 1.46 WHIP into a matchup with the Orioles next weekend.
Sun, Jun 22, 2014 05:01:00 PM

Erik Bedard allowed five runs, four coming on a grand slam, over four innings in a loss to the Orioles on Tuesday.

Three of Bedard's four hits allowed and all five of the runs came in a third inning that featured a wild pitch, a hit-by-pitch and a grand slam courtesy of Chris Davis. And, in true Bedard fashion, his pitch efficiency left something to be desired, as he needed 92 pitches to get through his four innings of work. The loss dropped him to 3-5 with a 4.33 ERA, and he'll next face the Astros on Sunday.
Tue, Jun 17, 2014 11:56:00 PM

Erik Bedard took the no-decision, allowing three runs over four innings in Wednesday's win over the Cardinals.

Bedard certainly hasn't been an innings-eater for the Rays. Wednesday's outing was the fifth time he failed to go five innings in 11 starts. The lefty allowed eight hits, walked one, and struck out four in the effort. Still, he has a 3.83 WHIP despite a 1.46 WHIP and a 46/24 K/BB ratio in 56 innings. Bedard will face the Orioles at home in his next outing.
Wed, Jun 11, 2014 10:50:00 PM

Erik Bedard spun six scoreless innings Friday in a 4-0 win over the Mariners to help the Rays snap their 10-game losing streak.

Bedard had been knocked around for 11 runs (10 earned) over his last two starts, but he bounced back Friday with arguably his best outing of the season. The veteran southpaw gave up four hits (three singles) and one walk while notching a season-high eight strikeouts. With a 3.61 ERA across 10 starts and one relief appearances, Bedard has been a pleasant surprise for the Rays. He'll get the Cardinals next week.
Fri, Jun 6, 2014 11:40:00 PM

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