Just under the wire and right before the MLB trade deadline passed, the Seattle Mariners were able to deal Erik Bedard. As the trade deadline approached, the Mariners had been working hard to trade Bedard, going so far as to showcase him on Friday night, his first start off the disabled list. His start didn't go as planned, with only 1-1/3 innings of work and a less than impressive showing. But he was healthy, and looked as though he had recovered from an earlier injury.
Once the Boston Red Sox deal for Rich Harden fell through, the door opened for the Mariners, giving them a chance to send Bedard to Boston. According to Jon Heyman, Bedard is headed to Boston.
bedard traded. going to #redsox, says gordon edes
The reports are still coming in and we have no idea what the return on Bedard is yet. The move has been expected for quite some time -- the Mariners fell out of contention and Bedard's contract is up at the end of the year, making it all-important that the Mariners got some kind of value out of him at the trade deadline.
We'll be back with more on the trade as it becomes available.
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