Jul 28 11:59a
The Rays designated Bedard for assignment Monday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
In order to free up a spot for reliever Joel Peralta (illness) following his activation from the DL, Bedard was the fall guy, which isn't a shock since he's pitched a mere two times since the calendar flipped to July. In 17 outings (15 starts) this season, Bedard racked up a 4-6 record, 4.76 ERA, and 1.49 WHIP in 75.2 innings. However, his 7.61 K/9 should endear him to another organization in search of starting pitching.