Of the 21 starters, Bedard is only the third signed as a free agent to make a start, joining right-handers Roberto Hernandez and Jamey Wright (both in 2013).
Bedard is the seventh starter the Rays have used this season, equaling their total in 2009 and '10, and one shy of their total in '11 and '12. In 2013, the Rays used 10 starters -- their most in one season since '06.
Bill Chastain is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.