Bednar reinstated from injured list

Potential future closer had an oblique injury
David Bednar pitching
Photo credit Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

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.

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