Erik Bedard says he's "probably not" going to pitch this season
Posted by Geoff Baker
The team is keeping tight lips on the results of Erik Bedard's MRI exam. But the fact that he is consulting with both his surgeon, Dr. Lewis Yocum, and the Mariners' medical director, Dr. Edward Khalfayan, is a tipoff that the news can't have been great.
In fact, right after the game, as Bedard was about to hurriedly exit the clubhouse, I asked him whether there was any good news from the exam.
"No, not really,'' he said.
When I asked him what the exam found, he said "You'll have to ask the doctor.''
As he was walking out the door, I asked whether it looks like he's going to pitch at all this season. He replied "Probably not.''
That's when he left.
So, there goes another potential "feel good" story in an otherwise lost season for the M's. You have to feel for Bedard, who has put in a ton of work to get back out on a mound after his surgery, but just can't shake the irritation in his shoulder.