a.m., Feb. 22)
native Erik Bédard signs with fifth big league
By Fred Sherwin
Navan native and veteran pitcher Erik Bédard
is hopin to make the Tampa Bay Rays starting
rotation after being signed to a minor league
conract by the American League Club last Friday.
native Erik Bédard will soon be heading to his
11th spring training camp where he will be attempting
to join his sixth big league team after signing a minor
league contract with the Tampa Bay Rays.
34-year-old lefthander broke into the big leagues with
the Baltmore Orioles in 2003. He has since played for
the Seattle Mariners, Boston Red Sox,.Pittsburgh Pirates,
and Houston Astros.
had four wins in 26 starts for the Astros last season
with an ERA of 4.59.
a guy that we've liked in the past, and we're anxious
to get him in heree," Rays executive vice president
of baseball operations Andrew Friedman said about Bédard.
"He'll come in to compete for the fifth starter job.
I don't know how that will transpire, but he's also a
candidate to pitch out of the bullpen."
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