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Fantasy Baseball: Bedard's Start Pushed Back

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"SEATTLE -- The projected return of Erik Bedard to the Seattle rotation has been put off at least until later in the week and possibly until after the All-Star break.

All systems were go when Bedard threw Thursday for Triple-A Tacoma in a rehabilitation start. But in a subsequent bullpen session he came up hurting, and the Mariners have scratched him from his scheduled Tuesday start with the big club."

--FanHouse

While this wouldn't sound particularly threatening, the oft-injured Bedard has been derailed by seemingly minor problems before. My advice for fantasy owners would still be to pick him up, the potential to have his second-half off the waiver wire is just too tempting. Even if he is pushed back to the week following the All-Star Break, don't give up hope on him. Bedard is owned in just 16.9 percent of ESPN leagues.