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August 3, 2010 at 5:13 PM

Erik Bedard to undergo shoulder surgery Friday

Today’s lineups
Elvis Andrus SS
Michael Young DH
Josh Hamilton LF
Nelson Cruz RF
Jorge Cantu 3B
Cristian Guzman 2B
Bengie Molina C
Mitch Moreland 1B
Julio Borbon CF
Colby Lewis RHP (9-7, 3.40)
Mariners
Ichiro RF
Chone Figgins 2B
Casey Kotchman 1B
Russ Branyan Dh
Franklin Gutierrez CF
Adam Moore C
Michael Saunders LF
Matt Tuiasasopo 3B
Jack Wilson SS
Jason Vargas LHP (6-5, 3.20)
The details are still sketchy, but we’ve just been informed Erik Bedard will undergo shoulder surgery on Friday. It will be the third straight season in which Bedard’s season has ended with shoulder surgery. This year, he never threw a pitch, so it’s not quite accurate to say it’s season ending surgery.
The operation will be performed by Edward Khalfayan, the Mariners’ team physician, assisted by Lewis Yocum, the Angels’ renowned orthopedist. Yocum did the previous two operations on Bedard.
A press release just arrived. The surgery will take place in Seattle. The decision to operate was made after Bedard was examined by Khalfayan, Yocum and Dr. David Altchek.
Lots of stuff to come from Don Wakamatsu and Jack Zduriencik on the fragile state of the Mariners — and the manager. First, however, I must transcribe the tape. Zduriencik said several times, “Don is our manager,” but sidestepped questions about whether he would be back next year — or make it through the season. He disagreed that he had left Wakamatsu to twist in the wind after the Chone Figgins incident. Zduriencik had dinner last night with Wakamatsu and Don’s teen-aged son.

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