Red Sox deal for Bedard

Erik Bedard delivers a pitch against the Angels in Seattle, Wash., June 15, 2011. (ROBERT...

Erik Bedard delivers a pitch against the Angels in Seattle, Wash., June 15, 2011. (ROBERT SORBO/Reuters)

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BOSTON - The Boston Red Sox have acquired Canadian left-hander Erik Bedard from the Seattle Mariners as part of a three-team deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers.

The oft-injured Navan, Ont. native has made 16 starts for the Mariners this season, going 4-7 with a 3.45 earned run average. However, he was banged around by the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday in his first start in more than a month because of a sprained knee, as he allowed five runs and three hits in just 1 1/3 innings.

Bedard, though, has allowed three earned runs or less in 13 of his 16 starts this season and two runs or less in eight of those games.

The Red Sox, who had been rumored to be adding righty Rich Harden on Saturday before a medical issue nixed that deal, had been desperate to add another starter with Daisuke Matsuzaka lost for the season and Clay Buchholz currently sidelined with a back issue.

Buchholz is slated to see a back specialist this coming week and there is no timetable for his return.

Boston also nabbed righty Josh Fields in the deal.

The Dodgers will receive catcher Tim Federowicz and right-handers Juan Rodriguez and Stephen Fife in the trade, while the Mariners acquire outfielder Trayvon Robinson and outfielder Chih-Hsien Chiang.


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