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Rotowire: Apr 1 / 10:28a ET
News: Bedard (back) will be reassigned to the minors, Eric Stephen of True Blue LA reports.
Impact: Bedard's reassignment to the minors should come as no surprise given the back injury that will sideline him until late April or early May. When he does return, he'll likely serve as organizational depth.
StatsLLC: Mar 24 / 12:00a ET
News: Bedard is out with a strained back muscle.
Impact: Bedard is expected to be out at least four weeks.
Rotowire: Mar 23 / 11:46a ET
News: Bedard is expected to miss four-to-six weeks with a strained back muscle, MLB.com's Ken Gurnick reports.
Impact: This is apparently the same injury that sidelined Clayton Kershaw for five weeks at the start of last season. Bedard was in camp on a minor league deal, and it now looks like he will be rehabbing this injury for the first month of the season, and could report to one of the Dodgers' upper minor league affiliates once that rehab process is complete.