The Mariners re-signed Erik Bedard to a one-year, non-guaranteed contract, the team announced. The 31-year-old left-hander did not pitch in the Majors in 2010 and has had season-ending shoulder surgery in each of the last two seasons.
The Mariners parted with Adam Jones to acquire Bedard and, when the lefty's healthy it's not hard to see why it cost so much to acquire him from the Orioles. He has posted a 3.24 ERA with 8.9 K/9 and 3.9 BB/9 in parts of two seasons in Seattle, but he has yet to make more than 15 starts in a season for the Mariners. The team declined an $8MM option for Bedard's services earlier in the offseason.