Doug Miller, of MLB.com, reports Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Erik Bedard (shoulder) was placed on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday, June 17, with left shoulder inflammation. The move is retroactive to June 8, making Bedard eligible to return June 23.
Bedard has bounced back this year after his injury-plagued 2008 season; he has a 2.47 ERA and 65 K's in 65 2/3 innings. Stash him on a vacant DL spot. He has already missed over a week and will be eligible to return in another week. It's slightly troubling because of Bedard's lengthy injury history, though.
Pitcher Brandon Morrow, who is transitioning from the bullpen to the rotation, will take another turn in the rotation Thursday, June 19. The 24-year-old gave up one run in three innings during his start Saturday, June 13 (he was on a 60-pitch limit). He'll likely be on a pitch count of 75 to 80 pitches Thursday. If he's available, consider adding him in AL-only leagues if you need to fill out your pitching staff. Deep mixed leaguers should also watch his progress in this outing.
About Bryce McRae
Bryce McRae is a Managing Editor with KFFL and has been involved in fantasy sports since 1999. He joined KFFL as a volunteer writer in March 2005 before becoming a Hot off the Wire Analyst in March 2006. He began working in his current capacity in September 2008. His work has appeared on fantasy sports sites such as Yahoo! and CBS Sportsline as well as in print. He graduated from the University of British Columbia in 2008 with a B.A. in History and U.S. Studies.
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