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MLB Trade Deadline 2011: Brandon League Staying In Seattle, Erik Bedard Talks Ongoing

The Seattle Mariners will reportedly hang onto close Brandon League at the trade deadline, opting to keep him under team control. League had been seen as a somewhat valuable trade piece for the Mariners, and became expandable as the team fell out of contention. Since the All-Star break, League has barely seen any work, pitching in only a small handful of save situations.

According to Sports Illustrated's Jon Heyman, League is not moving, but another Mariner might be.

#mariners are keeping league. bedard still being discussed, tho. #redsox, #stlcards

Erik Bedard's Friday night showcase start was less than spectacular, leaving many to wonder whether he would generate any interest. Bedard lasted just 1-1/3 innings, getting roughed-up by the Tampa Bay Rays in the process. However, Bedard looked healthy in his return from the disabled list, throwing a low-90s fastball and a curveball with solid movement.

The Mariners may still sell at the trade deadline, which comes around at 1 p.m. PDT.

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