Bedard and waivers
Hey, Rule Monger Derek here. In Baker’s article about players likely to be moved by the end of the month, in talking about Bedard he mentions this:
I’d be surprised if the Mariners haven’t tried to put him through waivers already.
To add to that article: I’d be surprised if they had. Here’s why: you can’t request a waiver on a player until they’ve been on the DL as long as they have to be on the DL (ie, for a 15-day DL guy… yeah). Bedard went back on the DL 7/26, and we’re not past 15 days yet.
Then you have to guarantee that the player has recovered and will perform at their normal level, and there’s no way the M’s are going to do that yet (beyond which, what’s his accustomed level at this point – injured?).
Anyway, it’s all in Rule 10.