- Associated Press - Thursday, December 2, 2010

SEATTLE (AP) - Erik Bedard and Josh Wilson are coming back to Seattle. Jose Lopez is on his way to Colorado.

The Mariners brought back Bedard, their oft-injured left-hander with a one-year deal Thursday night. They also agreed to a 2011 contract with Wilson, a utility infielder, avoiding salary arbitration.

But the bigger move was the departure of Lopez, Seattle’s starting third baseman. Lopez was traded to Colorado for right-hander Chaz Roe.

Seattle had turned down a $4.5 million option on Lopez, signed as a free agent in 2000. He hit .239 with 10 homers, 58 RBIs and 29 doubles in 150 games this year for the Mariners, but regressed from 2009, when he had career highs of 25 homers and 96 RBIs.



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