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Pittsburgh Pirates reinstate David Bednar from IL

Aug 29, 2021; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA;  Pittsburgh Pirates relief pitcher David Bednar (51) pitches against the St. Louis Cardinals during the eighth inning at PNC Park. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
Aug 29, 2021; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates relief pitcher David Bednar (51) pitches against the St. Louis Cardinals during the eighth inning at PNC Park. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

The Pittsburgh Pirates reinstated right-handed reliever David Bednar from the 10-day injured list ahead of their series finale against the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday.

Bednar went on the IL on Sept. 14 (retroactive to Sept. 11) with a right oblique strain.

In 58 appearances this season, Bednar, 26, has posted a 3-1 record with a 2.18 ERA. In 30 games since June 18, he has been scored on just three times, lowering his ERA from a season-worst 3.96 in the process.

Bednar has struck out 73 and walked 17 over 57 2/3 innings.

In a corresponding move, the Pirates optioned RHP Kyle Keller to Triple A Indianapolis. Keller, 28, has appeared in 29 games this season, pitching 29.1 innings and posting a 6.75 ERA.

–Field Level Media