When Manager Clint Hurdle had the opportunity to shuffle the rotation for the second half of the season, he decided to use it to his advantage. Heading into the All-Star break, Erik Bedard was struggling on the mound. Over his last five starts, he allowed 21 runs over 23.2 innings.

After his last trip to the mound, Bedard said wasn't doing anything different, that just they were hitting his pitches. It wasn't his health either. The left-hander said he felt the best he has in years, which made the rough stretch even more frustrating.

Hurdle decided to push Bedard back to the fifth spot in the rotation for the second half of the season, after starting the year as the club's Opening Day starter. The move was to give Bedard some extra time throwing bullpens and sides in order to make som...

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