Rays Sign Erik Bedard

Jon Heyman of CBS Sports confirms that the Rays have signed lefty Erik Bedard. Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times had the report first. (LINK)

Bedard is expected in camp today.

Bedard spent the 2013 season with the Astros, posting a 4.59 ERA with 8.2 K/9, 4.5 BB/9 and a 36.4 percent ground-ball rate in 151 innings as both a starter and reliever. From 2006-11, Bedard posted a 3.44 ERA and whiffed 679 batters against 245 walks in 671 1/3 innings. Since that time, however, he’s turned in just a 4.78 ERA in 276 2/3 innings between Pittsburgh and Houston. (via MLB Trade Rumors)