Surprise, Ariz. Erik Bedard was not sharp, even though he gained the victory in his final spring training start as the Seattle Mariners defeated the Kansas City Royals, 8-5, Wednesday.
Bedard, who was acquired in a six-player trade on Feb. 8 from the Baltimore Orioles, has been selected as the Mariners' opening-day starter against the Texas Rangers on Monday.
Would Bedard like to take his same stuff today against the Rangers?
"Four runs, six innings? No," Bedard said. "I didn't have a plan. I just went out there and threw strikes."
Bedard had an 8.63 earned-run average in six starts, allowing 35 hits, including nine home runs, in 24 innings.
"I'm happy with him," Mariners manager John McLaren. "He's ready."