Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Bedard to DL

The Mariners made the expected move, placing lefty Erik Bedard on the 15 Day DL with hip inflammation. The placement is retroactive to April 9th, so he'll only be on the DL for about a week.

"We have said consistently that we were not going to rush Erik back," Mariners manager John McLaren said in a statement before Tuesday's Royals-Mariners game. "At this point, we thought it made the most sense to go ahead and place him on the DL. It should not change when he's available to make his next start, and gives us the ability to add another player in the meantime."

Bedard had been scratched from his past two starts with the hip problems. No word yet on the severity of the injury.

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