Former major league pitcher Erik Bedard has decided to call it a career. Class A Rancho Cucamonga, where Bedard was pitching, announced Bedard's retirement Thursday. Bedard posted a 71-82 record, 3.99 ERA and 1.36 WHIP in 11 seasons in the majors. He won 10-plus games twice and surpassed 200 strikeouts in 2007. Although, Bedard's career was marred by injuries. He pitched for the Orioles, Mariners, Rays, Pirates, Astros and Red Sox. He had 1,246 career strikeouts in 1,303 2/3 innings.
Dodgers pitcher Erik Bedard will miss four-to-six weeks due to a strained back muscle, MLB.com reports. Bedard, who underwent an MRI Monday, is dealing with an injury to the same muscle that kept Clayton Kershaw out for five weeks last season. He was pulled from Friday's start after three innings after feeling "a little tweak" and has posted a 5.40 ERA in three spring outings.
Dodgers pitcher Erik Bedard will have an MRI on his strained lat Monday, MLB.com reports. Bedard left Friday's start due to the injury, saying that he "felt a little tweak." He's given up three earned runs in five innings over three spring appearances.
Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said Saturday pitcher Erik Bedard left his spring start Friday against the Rangers due to an injury, per MLB.com. Bedard said he left the start due to triceps tightness. "I felt a little tweak," he said. "I pitched to the next two batters and I was like, 'No, I don't think this is a good idea to go back out. I think I'll be fine." Bedard allowed two runs on three hits and two walks in one inning Friday. He struck out one. Bedard is 1-1 with a 5.40 ERA in three spring outings (two starts).
Dodgers pitcher Erik Bedard is willing to go to Triple-A if he doesn't break camp with the major-league club, according to MLB.com. Bedard allowed one run over two innings in his first taste of spring action on Wednesday. The veteran said he knows that if the Dodgers five starters are healthy, he'll be sent to the minors. "I know where I stand," Bedard said. "The game is still fun. I like to play baseball." Bedard posted a 4.76 ERA over 75 2/3 innings last season.
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