RP - PIT - IL10
Pirates RP David Bednar (oblique) has already resumed playing catch.
Bednar was placed on the injured list Tuesday due to an oblique strain, but it looks like he'll be able to return when first eligible. The 26-year-old has had a breakout season in Pittsburgh's bullpen and was trending towards becoming the go-to closer before going down. Chris Stratton will handle saves for the time being.
Pirates' reliever David Bednar has been placed on the 10-day injured list on Tuesday with a right oblique strain, retroactive to September 11th.
Bednar has been an effective bullpen piece for the lowly Pirates, accruing a 3-1 record with a 2.18 ERA in 2021. Bednar hasn't thrown a pitch for the Pirates since he came off of the mound on September 7th, and it looks like he'll be on the shelf until at least the 21st of September.
David Bednar converted the save Monday against the Tigers, striking out the side in a perfect inning.
Bednar is now 3-for-3 in save chances with the Pirates, but those chances have been few and far between. He has a 2.22 ERA across 56.2 innings this season with 72 strikeouts.
David Bednar picked up the save Monday against Arizona, striking out one in one inning.
Bednar locked up his second save of the season Monday, and his second in three days. Bednar is a good pitcher, but may not see an abundance of save opportunities while with the Pirates.
David Bednar earned the save Saturday against the Cardinals, allowing one hit in one scoreless inning with one strikeout.
Bednar finally got the chance to convert a save and he did so with little trouble. It has been long presumed that Bednar would take over for Richard Rodriguez as the closer in Pittsburgh, and that assumption finally materialized Saturday. Bednar has a 2.49 ERA and 62 strikeouts across 50.2 innings this season.