Mariners' Bedard leaves after third inning with back spasms

Updated: June 20, 2008, 10:44 PM ET
Associated Press

ATLANTA -- Seattle starting pitcher Erik Bedard left Friday night's 10-2 win over the Braves after the third inning due to back spasms.

Bedard gave up only two hits in three scoreless innings but appeared to be in discomfort while leaving the field following the third. The Mariners reported he suffered back spasms in his right side. The severity of the injury was not immediately known.

Bedard had to run to first base following his single in the top of the third inning.

Right-hander Roy Corcoran relieved Bedard to start the fourth inning.


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