PITTSBURGH, Pa. -- Lefty Erik Bedard, who was removed from the Pirates 4-2 win over the Washington Nationals on Wednesday night at PNC Park in the top of the second inning with back spasms, is feeling better today.
Although his status is still day-to-day, Pirates Manger Clint Hurdle said prior to the game this afternoon that there has been some improvement.
"I know he felt better than he did last night when he came in today," Hurdle said. "I haven’t talked to the trainers, so I will rely upon the trainers expertise. Sometimes they get really quick reads on them, sometimes they don’t. There’s significant improvement today. As long as there is improvement, we’ve got time to give it. We have to make a decision sooner than later. In the next 48 hours as far as his next start goes. We’ll go from there."
The injury occurred to Bedard after throwing a 1-2 pitch to former Bucco Adam LaRoche. Bedard twisted his torso as the Pirates trainers and Hurdl...