Bedard will seek other opportunites if not with Rays

Erik 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.

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Erik 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.

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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.

 

[Last modified: Tuesday, March 18, 2014 3:59pm]

    

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