By Ian Browne /

BOSTON — Take one look at the Major League Baseball map and you realize that Erik Bedard’s old home could not be any further from his new one. But the lefty feels like he’s traveled even further than that in the standings, and that’s what makes him most enthused about the move.

“Well, this is a great opportunity — I jumped from last place to first place in a heartbeat,” Bedard said. “It’s fun. I’m just going to come here and do the best I can. Try to win ballgames and help the team win.”

The biggest challenge for Bedard, at this point, is that he’s still building back up after missing time with a sprained left knee. Under normal circumstances, Bedard would have been able to go on a Minor League rehab before returning.

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