The Los Angeles Dodgers agreed to terms of a minor-league contract with 35-year old Erik Bedard on Sunday according to Ken Gurnick of MLB.com. The contract also includes a invite to spring training.
Dodgers sign LHP Erik Bedard to Minor League contract.
— Ken Gurnick (@kengurnick) January 19, 2015
Bedard spent last season with the Tampa Bay Rays and pitched in 17 games and started in 15 of those games before being released in August of last year. He had a 4.76 ERA and a 1.49 WHIP last season. Bedard’s best years are certainly behind him as he has played for five teams in the last four years.
The soon to be 36-year old is more then likely not to break camp as a starter as the teams rotation seems to be set. He could break camp as a reliever or stay in the minors and make spot starts if anybody was to get hurt or needs an extra day off. He holds a career 3.99 ERA and has won 71 games.