Erik Bedard Rumors: Thursday

Mariners southpaw Erik Bedard will be a popular man tomorrow night, as he faces off against the Rays in his first start in over a month and last before the trade deadline.  The latest:

  • The Mariners like Bedard and he loves Seattle, tweets SI's Jon Heyman, so they haven't ruled out re-signing him.
  • The Tigers are very unlikely to acquire Bedard, tweets Danny Knobler of CBS Sports.
  • The Red Sox and Yankees will have scouts in attendance, report Ken Rosenthal and Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports, who say the Sox are "all over" the lefty.  The Mariners have been scouting Boston's Double and Triple-A affiliates, according to the FOX writers.  
  • As I mentioned yesterday, it wouldn't be surprising if the Indians, Rangers, Pirates, Reds, and Diamondbacks scout this game as well.  Despite Bedard's fragility, the Mariners' asking price is said to be high.

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