The road back: Erik Bedard goes 2 2/3 innings in first rehab start since undergoing labrum surgery last August. http://bit.ly/9PxhNi— Greg Johns (@GregJohnsMLB) June 22, 2010
After what felt like a number of minor setbacks, he finally threw 52 actual pitches in what technically counted as a professional baseball game as the Peoria Mariners kicked off their summer season. Over the course of their careers, lots of pitchers will be tabbed as Opening Day starters in both rookie ball and the bigs, but few of them will go in Erik Bedard's order. The most important thing to see is how Bedard feels tomorrow, but if nothing goes wrong, he could and should be in Seattle in roughly a month.