Bedard agrees to one-year deal with Pirates

The Pirates have signed left-hander Erik Bedard to a one-year, $4.5 million deal, a source has confirmed to MLB.com. The club is expected to make an official announcement regarding the signing later on Wednesday.

When the deal becomes official, the Pirates will have to open up a spot for Bedard on the 40-man roster.

Bedard, 32, split the 2011 season between Seattle and Boston, going 5-9 with a 3.62 ERA. He struck out 125 and walked 48 in 129 1/3 innings. He has a career 3.70 ERA in parts of eight seasons in the Majors.

– Jenifer Langosch

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