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Erik Bedard(notes) had surgery on his shoulder in August and no team appears ready to sign him to a contract except for the Seattle Mariners. The team is apparently close to giving Bedard a one-year deal, according to the Seattle Times. It had been thought that Bedard would go unsigned and put on an audition for teams later in the year in the hopes of getting onto a roster for the second half of the season.

The soon-to-be 31-year-old will supposedly get $1.5 million as a base salary with a slew of incentives thrown in. That's a big drop in cash from the $7.5 million he made last year.

Sounds like a pretty good deal for Bedard, frankly, since his last two seasons ended early due to injury and he isn't likely to hit a big-league mound till June or July of this year.

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Source: Seattle Times

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