PITTSBURGH (93.7 The Fan) – Pirates fans will get a final week of David Bednar. The right-hand reliever activated after 12 days on the injured list after dealing with a right oblique strain.
Pirates sent right-handed reliever Kyle Keller to AAA. An 18th round pick of the Marlins in 2015, Keller appeared in 29 games with the Pirates this season. The --- native is 1-1 with a 6.75 ERA with 20 walks and 29 strikeouts in 29.1 innings.
Bednar is 3-1 with a 2.18 ERA with three saves this year. The Mars grad has a current streak of 10 consecutive scoreless appearances. Bednar has pitched 57.2 innings with 17 walks to 73 strikeouts, a .181 opponents’ batting average and 0.94 WHIP. He is second among all Major League rookie relief pitchers in ERA.
Pirates have a week left of their season and return home Tuesday night.