Neither piece of news is that surprising, but Erik Bedard will have exploratory surgery on his left shoulder Friday - and Carlos Silva threw 25 pitches from the mound today.
Bedard will have his labrum inspected and Dr. Lewis Yocum will examine his bursa complex as well, and no one expects the free-agent lefty to pitch again this season.
As for Silva, he threw in the bullpen, will do so again on Satuday and is working his way back toward a couple of September starts.
"That's what he's shooting for," manager Don Wakamatsu said.
Bedard's surgery comes as no surprise. When he accompanied his MRI tests to Los Angeles, there was no reason for him to go unless it was expected he'd need an operation.
Now, he'll get one. Whether that impacts his value on the free market - or Seattle's interest in him this winter - remains to be seen.