Ailing Bedard to see doctor in New York

SEATTLE -- Seattle Mariners left-hander Erik Bedard is headed to New York to get a third doctor's opinion on why his pitching shoulder is still bothering him.

The Mariners announced Friday that he will be examined by Dr. David Altcheck next week to get another view of his treatment options.

Bedard received undisclosed opinions this week on an MRI from Mariners medical director Dr. Edward Khalfayan and Dr. Lewis Yocum, who repaired Bedard's torn labrum in surgery last August.

Bedard was to make his season debut earlier this month following a successful minor league rehabilitation stint but he experienced more pain in the shoulder.

Bedard said this week he doesn't expect to pitch at all this season. He was limited by injuries to 15 starts in each of his first two seasons with Seattle.