Pitcher Erik Bedard halts comeback with Dodgers, announces retirement.

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).

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J.P. Hoornstra covers the Dodgers, Angels and Major League Baseball for the Orange County Register, Los Angeles Daily News, Long Beach Press-Telegram, Torrance Daily Breeze, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Pasadena Star-News, San Bernardino Sun, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Whittier Daily News and Redlands Daily Facts. Before taking the beat in 2012, J.P. covered the NHL for four years. UCLA gave him a degree once upon a time; when he graduated on schedule, he missed getting Arnold Schwarzenegger's autograph on his diploma by five months.