Erik Bedard's name was thrust into the Boston Red Sox' rumor mill, as a source told Ken Rosenthal and Jon Morosi of FOX Sports that the Red Sox have been "all over" Bedard as the July 31 trade deadline looms.
The Mariners reportedly had scouts at the Red Sox' Triple-A and Double-A affiliates on Wednesday. Bedard is 4-6 with a 3.00 ERA and 85 strikeouts in 15 starts this season.
Bedard hasn't pitched since June 27, when he strained his left knee. However, Bedard will come off the disabled list on Friday, according to the report.