To the Pittsburgh Pirates fans who panicked when they didn’t see David Bedar’s name in the All-Star game, not to worry. MLB and the Pirates have announced the righty has been added to the National League team.
Bednar now joins right-handed pitcher Mitch Keller as the Pirates’ two representatives and will head to Seattle. This will be Bednar’s second-straight appearance in the All-Star game.
Bednar, early on this season, put up tremendous numbers for the Pirates with eight saves in nine opportunities in April, while posting a 2-0 record and an ERA of 0.75.
In May, it took the Pirates until the end of the month to get Bednar a save opportunity, but the Pittsburgh native made the best out of that situation and controlled what he could control.
In June, Bednar went six for six in save opportunities and posted an ERA of 1.74 in 10.1 innings pitched. On the season, Bednar has accumulated 16 saves in 17 opportunities and holds an ERA of 1.44.