Chances of Bedard getting traded slim

Updated: July 17, 2008, 9:26 PM ET
Associated Press

SEATTLE -- The chances Erik Bedard will be traded soon by the Mariners are now as slim as the prospects for a happy finish to Seattle's lost season.

Manager Jim Riggleman said Thursday his ailing ace, rumored to be coveted by contenders despite a demonstrated inability to last in his 15 starts, likely will not pitch early next week against Boston as originally hoped. That means Bedard would have just one start before the non-waiver trading deadline July 31 -- assuming the left-hander's pitching ...

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