are likely to push left-handed starter Erik Bedard
back a couple of days before his next start.
Bedard, who has made four starts and taken four losses on his come back from three shoulder surgeries the last three years, would normally pitch Tuesday's road trip opener for the Mariners in Detroit.
But because Monday is a day off, that Tuesday also is the fifth day for staff ace Felix Hernandez
. And the Mariners would like to see Hernandez keep as regular a schedule as possible.
When Hernandez made his third start, against Toronto, the club pushed rookie Michael Pineda
back a day. Now its Bedards turn.
"Thats the way were thinking right now, manager Eric Wedge
said of the move, which would cause Bedard instead pitch on Wednesday against the Tigers, creating six days off between starts, two more than usual. "We want to keep Felix going on the fifth day if we can.READ MORE»