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“Oh, right on. Awesome. He’s got great stuff,” Pedroia said.

“He’s going to help us a ton. We’ve had some injuries on our pitching staff, so we need a guy to come in here and help,” Pedroia said. “Hopefully he does a great job for us. We’re excited to have him. It’s going to be a fun rest of the season.”

A day earlier, the Red Sox added some infield depth by acquiring Mike Aviles from Kansas City.

Bedard, who is 4-7 in 16 starts with a 3.45 ERA this season for the Mariners, wasn’t so good against an AL East team on Friday when he faced Tampa.

He showed the effects of his 32-day layoff after going on DL with a sprained left knee. He threw 57 pitches in just 1 1-3 innings and was tagged for five runs and three hits, walking four and striking out two.

The Mariners had sent Baltimore five players for Bedard before the 2008 season but he has struggled because of injuries.

Bedard was 15-14 with a 3.31 ERA in 46 appearances with the Mariners. He missed most of the 2009 season and all of 2010 after left shoulder surgery.

He was 40-34 in five seasons with the Orioles, going 15-11 with a 3.76 ERA in 2006 and 13-5 with a 3.16 ERA the following season.

“Looking at the market, most available pitchers were going to be free agents at end of the year. Erik falls into that category,” Epstein said.

“You hope the acquisition cost is appropriate for what you’re getting back and addresses a need with the club that can make a difference in the standings, and if we’re lucky enough, in the postseason.”

Fields, 25, the 20th player taken in the 2008 draft out of Georgia, was 2-1 with a 2.77 ERA for Double-A Jackson and 0-0 with a 6.23 ERA in nine games for Triple-A Tacoma.

“We’ve been talking Chiang for a while. Robinson came in a couple hours (before the deadline) as we discussed it,” Mariners GM Jack Zduriencik said. “He was the guy we settled on.”

The Mariners have been struggling offensively _ the Mariners designated Jack Cust for assignment Friday _ and both 23-year-old prospects have power potential.

Robinson is hitting .293 with 26 home runs and 71 RBI for Triple-A Albuquerque.

“He’ll go to Tacoma and we’ll watch him there,” said Zduriencik, when asked if Robinson was close to a promotion. “We’ll see what happens.”

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