Bedard Passes Physical, Deal Done
The M’s announced the Bedard deal officially today. It’s the reported one year deal, but it also has a mutual option for 2011. Now, before you get too excited, mutual options are generally not exercised. If Bedard doesn’t come back, the M’s won’t pick it up. If he comes back and pitches really well, Bedard won’t exercise it. It’s there, but it’s not overly important.
Yusmeiro Petit is the casualty of the 40-man roster, being DFA’d to make room for Bedard. If you’re wondering, they can’t put Bedard on the 60 day DL until the end of spring training, so for now, he’ll use up a 40-man roster spot. He’ll be DL’ed before the season starts, though, so if the team needs to add a non-roster player (like Josh Bard) to the team, they’ll have Bedard’s spot to do so.