UPDATE 9:11 AM: The Pirates have officially announced the move. Another move will be announced later this afternoon.
1:55 AM: The Pittsburgh Pirates have released left-handed pitcher Erik Bedard, according to Dejan Kovacevic. Kovacevic mentioned that the report was unconfirmed, although Michael Sanserino of the Post-Gazette confirmed the report through a source.
Bedard had a 5.01 ERA in 125.2 innings this year, with an 8.5 K/9 and a 4.0 BB/9 ratio. He got off to a great start, with a 2.57 ERA in 35 innings over his first seven starts. The lefty was hit in the hip with a line drive during that seventh start, and left after one inning. From that point forward he struggled, with a 5.96 ERA in 90.2 innings. Only six of his 17 starts in that stretch went for quality starts.
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