Pirates Weighing Options on Bedard’s Spot in Rotation

Pirates Weighing Options on Bedard’s Spot in Rotation

With Erik Bedard out of the rotation, the Pirates have several days to figure out how they plan on moving forward. The club has an off day on Thursday before opening up a three-game set in Milwaukee on Friday. Bedard's spot in the rotation doesn't come up until Saturday,  which is also September 1st when the Pirates can expand the rosters.

"We’re still working through that as we line up our rotation through this weekend in Milwaukee," Manager Clint Hurdle said. "I think we’ve figured that out. We need to talk to the people involved. I don’t think we’re going to open up that slot, that second game in Milwaukee. We might just go with four. They would just pitch on four days, because of the off day. Then the spot would open in Houston."

Although Hurdle didn't indicate as to who they wou...

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