If you had any inkling of doubt that Andy MacPhail and the Orioles didn’t rob the Mariners in the Erik Bedard deal, you are once again proven wrong. On Wednesday night, the Mariners placed Bedard on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained knee. It’s always something.
This season Bedard has once again proven that when healthy he’s one of the best pitchers in baseball. He entered his start on Monday with the best ERA in baseball in the previous two months. But once again, he’ll be sidelined with an injury. Bedard missed all of last year recovering from shoulder surgery and now it’s a knee injury.
The latest injury continues his string of health problems since being acquired by Seattle before the 2008 season, although all his problems before now have been arm related. Bedard went 20 months between major league starts, missing the entire 2010 season. He also missed parts of the 2008 and ’09 seasons with arm problems.
The M’s certainly haven’t gotten their money’s worth out of the Orioles former ace.