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Rays add LHP Bedard, could start or relieve

Friday - 2/14/2014, 6:01pm  ET

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. (AP) -- The Tampa Bay Rays say newly signed pitcher Erik Bedard is a candidate for the fifth spot in the rotation or might work out of the bullpen.

The Rays worked out a deal with the 34-year-old lefty on Friday morning. Bedard is expected to report to spring training in the next couple of days.

Bedard went 4-12 with a 4.59 ERA for Houston last year. He is 67-76 overall in 10 seasons with Baltimore, Seattle, Boston, Pittsburgh and Houston.

This will be his fifth team in four years.

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