Bedard's shoulder is finally coming along

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Erik Bedard headshot.jpgKirby Arnold of the Everett Herald reports that injured left-hander Erik Bedard threw a bullpen session this weekend and may be nearing simulated action.

Bedard has been out of commission all year as he attempts to rehab yet another shoulder injury.  He had a frustrating spring training and got little going in April, but things are beginning to pick up.  The Mariners are hoping he will be in their big league rotation by the end of May.

The 31-year-old southpaw tallied only 83 innings last year and produced a respectable 2.82 ERA and 1.19 WHIP over that time.  We all know what he’s capable of when truly healthy, and so do the M’s.  It’s why they gave him a one-year, $1.5 million contract with an $8 million mutual option for
2011 during this past offseason.

Phillies sign Trevor Plouffe to minor league deal

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Infielder Trevor Plouffe has signed a minor league deal with the Phillies, Gerry Fraley of the Dallas Morning News reports. Plouffe asked for and was granted his release from the Rangers earlier this month.

Plouffe, 31, had a double and a home run in 17 plate appearances with Triple-A Round Rock to start the 2018 season. He spent last year with the Athletics and Rays, putting up a meager .198/.272/.318 batting line in 100 games.

Plouffe has mostly played third base throughout his career, but can also handle the other three infield spots and both outfield corners, so he’ll serve as organizational depth at Triple-A Lehigh Valley for the Phillies.