David Bednar Named to All-Star Game

The Pittsburgh Pirates will now have two representatives in the 2023 All-Star game. Relief pitcher David Bednar has been added to the National League squad as a replacement. He joins starting pitcher Mitch Keller, who was named to the team on Sunday.

This is Bednar’s second straight All-Star selection. He is 2-0, 1.44 in 31.1 innings this year, with 37 strikeouts and an 0.89 WHIP. He has picked up saves in 16 of his 31 appearances, with just one blown save. He’s credited with 1.4 WAR so far this season.

The All-Star game takes place a week from tonight in Seattle.

Here’s the locker room announcement from manager Derek Shelton:

John started working at Pirates Prospects in 2009, but his connection to the Pittsburgh Pirates started exactly 100 years earlier when Dots Miller debuted for the 1909 World Series champions. John was born in Kearny, NJ, two blocks from the house where Dots Miller grew up. From that hometown hero connection came a love of Pirates history, as well as the sport of baseball.

When he didn't make it as a lefty pitcher with an 80+ MPH fastball and a slider that needed work, John turned to covering the game, eventually focusing in on the prospects side, where his interest was pushed by the big league team being below .500 for so long. John has covered the minors in some form since the 2002 season, and leads the draft and international coverage on Pirates Prospects. He writes daily on Pittsburgh Baseball History, when he's not covering the entire system daily throughout the entire year on Pirates Prospects.

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