Bedard taking some positive steps

Bedard taking some positive steps

ARLINGTON -- Erik Bedard is progressing well from left shoulder surgery that had him start the season on the 15-day disabled list.

The left-hander threw long-toss Friday and is ready for the next step. He will throw 45 pitches in a bullpen session Sunday.

Bedard, who is slightly behind Cliff Lee in his timetable to return, is expected to throw in some simulation games and also go out on a rehab assignment later this month.