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Rays to summon Bedard before finale

CINCINNATI -- After Friday night's game, the Rays announced they will be adding Erik Bedard to their 25-man roster.

The veteran left-hander will be activated for Sunday's game to serve as the team's long man in place of Cesar Ramos, who will move into the starting rotation in Matt Moore's absence.

A corresponding roster move will take place prior to Sunday's series finale against the Reds.

Outfielder Kevin Kiermaier, who was recalled for Friday night's game to add depth to the Rays' bench, will likely have a return trip to Triple-A Durham.

In Spring Training, Bedard competed for the fifth spot in the Rays' rotation that Jake Odorizzi eventually won. Bedard has since been pitching for Durham.

Bill Chastain is a reporter for
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