Bedard will seek other opportunites if not with Rays
The Rays have yet to name the fifth starter, still deciding between Erik Bedard, Jake Odorizzi and Cesar Ramos.
Bedard is on a minor-league deal and said today that if he doesn't make the Rays roster, he likely would use his March 31 out clause and seek a job elsewhere rather than go to Triple-A Durham.
Helping his chances is the rash of injuries over the last few days to starting pitchers.
"There's a lot of starters that have been hurt, so there's a lot of chances that I'd probably go somewhere else,'' Bedard said. "Everyday it seems like a starter goes down so there's a lot of opportunities out there if I'm not on the team.''
Told that March 31 was opening day, Bedard joked, "so I'll have a lot of time to go to another team.''
Odorizzi can be sent to Triple-A, Ramos likely would return to his role as a long reliever. He is out of options so he can not without being passed through waivers.