Talked to Erik Bedard by telephone from his Canadian home, and you can read that story here.
Bedard was cheerful, happy to be starting rehab on Tuesday and relieved that his shoulder surgery wound up being the best case scenario - no major damage - rather than the worst.
Bedard expects to be fully ready for spring training, and fully healthy for the start of the 2009 season.
No matter what you think of the trade that brought him here, that's good news for Seattle.
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