Bedard, M's agree to 1-year deal

Updated: January 20, 2009, 8:32 PM ET
Associated Press

SEATTLE -- Erik Bedard and the Seattle Mariners agreed Tuesday on a $7.75 million, one-year contract that gave him a raise of $750,000 and avoided salary arbitration.

Hours after Bedard's deal was completed, reliever Aaron Heilman and the Mariners finalized a one-year contract worth $1,625,000. Seattle also acquired reliever David Aardsma from Boston for minor league lefty Fabian Williamson.

The moves came one day after right-hander Felix Hernandez got a $3.8 million, one-year contract, ...

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