Bedard called up, will be in bullpen Sunday
Though LHP Cesar Ramos will make Sunday's start, veteran LHP Erik Bedard is being called up and will join the Rays bullpen.
Bedard competed with Ramos in spring training for the No. 5 job won by Jake Odorizzi, then was granted his release to seek another big-league job and ended up re-signing a minor-league deal with the Rays. He made one start at Durham, throwing 60 pitches over four innings.
If Ramos pitches well he could keep the spot opened by LHP Matt Moore's injury, but if not the Rays could easily switch to Bedard. The next turn is Friday against the Yankees.