Pitcher Erik Bedard has decided to retire rather than pursue a comeback with the Dodgers. The announcement came via the Twitter account of the Dodgers’ Single-A affiliate, the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes.
Bedard, 36, made three starts with Rancho Cucamonga. He allowed eight runs in 14 ⅓ innings (a 5.02 ERA), walked one batter and struck out seven. He only returned to competitive action May 25 after suffering a strained left teres major muscle in spring training.
Over parts of 11 major league seasons, Bedard went 71-82 with a career 3.99 ERA (107 ERA-plus).