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Pirates 3 Takeaways: Bryan Reynolds, David Bednar Still Pirates, At Least Through This Season (+)

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Bryan Reynolds and David Bednar will remain with the Pittsburgh Pirates through the end of the season. That is not really a surprise.

The Pirates had been telling teams for weeks that they would need to be overwhelmed to part with either player.

No one tempted general manager Ben Cherington enough before Major League Baseball’s trade deadline passed Tuesday night. The Pirates then beat the Milwaukee Brewers 5-3 at PNC Park in the opener of a three-game series.

Both are key players for the rebuilding Pirates

Reynolds started for the National League in last year’s All-Star Game. Bednar pitched for the NL in this season’s Midsummer Classic.

More importantly, Reynolds is not eligible for free agency until following the 2025 season and Bednar can’t hit the market until the year after. That makes both affordable in the near term, even by Pirates’ penny-pinching standards.

While Cherington acknowledged the importance of the players, he also gave no indication the Pirates are willing commit to Reynolds or Bednar for the long haul.

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