Pirates release ex-Mariner Bedard
The 33-year-old Bedard went 7-14 with a 5.01 earned-run average for Pittsburgh after signing a one-year, $4.5 million contract in the offseason. Bedard got off to a strong start and went 4-1 in May before his numbers steadily declined. He went 4-10 over his final 14 starts as his ERA ballooned from 3.12 on May 27 to the worst among Pittsburgh's starters.
Bedard, who played for the Seattle Mariners from 2007 to 2011, gave up six runs in a 7-0 loss to Milwaukee on Sunday.
The Pirates have not announced who will replace Bedard on the roster and rotation.
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