Bedard, the AL strikeout leader, has been out since allowing six
runs in six innings in a loss to the Minnesota Twins on Aug. 26.
The defeat was his first since June 10 and ended a nine-game
"He is to continue treatments," Orioles manager Dave Trembley
said before Tuesday night's game at Tampa Bay. "We wanted to rule
out anything further by giving the MRI."
Bedard's status for possibly pitching again this season will be
updated later this week.
"We'll see where he's at when we go back [home] Thursday,"
Trembley said. "I'll be interested to talk to him. When you're
dealing with Bedard, you don't want to take any chances. You want
to make sure that he's 100 percent."
Bedard is 13-5 with a 3.16 ERA and 221 strikeouts in 182
The Orioles brought up four players from minors Tuesday.
Ray underwent right elbow ligament replacement surgery in August
and could miss all of the 2008 season.
Right-hander Rob Bell, who was designated for assignment by the
Orioles last Thursday, has cleared waivers and could rejoin the
"I would think something would happen tomorrow," Trembley