Lefty Bedard ends comeback attempt, announces retirement
JUN 12, 2:05a ET | AP
StatsLLC: Jun 12 / 12:00a ET
News: Bedard has ended his attempt at a comeback from yet another injury and announced his retirement after an 11-year major league career.
Impact: The oft-injured left-hander had been pitching for the Dodgers at Class-A Rancho Cucamonga, rehabbing a strained lat muscle. The news was announced Thursday. The 36-year-old Bedard went 71-82 with one save in a big league career that included time with Baltimore, Seattle, Boston and Tampa Bay. His best season came with the Orioles in 2007, when he went 13-5 with 221 strikeouts and finished fifth in the AL Cy Young Award voting. He was 15-11 a year earlier.
Rotowire: Jun 11 / 2:00p ET
News: Bedard announced Thursday that he is retiring, J.P Hoornstra of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.
Impact: Bedard was attempting a comeback with the Dodgers organization, logging three starts at Hig-A Rancho Cucamonga. After some injury-filled seasons in Seattle, Bedard bounced around with Boston, Pittsburgh, Houston, and Tampa Bay. He never regained his form from the 2006 and 2007 seasons, which made him the centerpiece of a deal that sent him to Seattle for Adam Jones, Chris Tillman, George Sherrill and others.
Rotowire: Jun 8 / 9:09a ET
News: Bedard has a 5.02 ERA and 7:1 K:BB in 14.1 innings for High-A Rancho Cucamonga.
Impact: A back injury pushed his 2015 debut back to May 25. Bedard could see starting duties for the Dodgers at some point this year, but he's obviously got a long way to go.