In this picture, Erik Bedard of Navan, Canada, pitches during a rehab assignment start in Tacoma. This will be Bedard’s last rehab start as it appeares he is ready to come back up to the Major Leagues. Bedard last pitched in the Major Leagues on July 15th, 2009 when he injured his shoulder in that game and that injury required surgery. Sources tell SportsSuperStation that Bedard will make his season debut against Kansas City on Tuesday, July 6th. One reporter asked Bedard about Canada Day and what he would be doing to celebrate. He responded with: “If I was at home, I would be drinking beer.” That’s a true Canadian for you!
Thank you to The Seattle Times for help on this story.