"You get to the last weekend of the year, you see a lot of guys kind of tailing off," said Francona, who has yet to win a postseason game in Cleveland. "Our guys never did that."
Royals lose to Indians 3-2 in regular-season finale →
"He's a guy who has shown he can pitch in the American League East. First half of the year before he tweaked that knee he was pretty solid," Francona said. "His stuff was good. We're excited."
Red Sox acquire Bedard in 3-team trade →