The Pittsburgh Pirates have released starting pitcher Erik Bedard, reports CBSSports.com's Dayn Perry.
The 33-year-old Bedard was 7-14 with a 5.01 ERA in 24 starts this season. It has been the worst season of his career.
He was once a promising pitcher for the Baltimore Orioles. In 2006 and 2007, Bedard went a combined 28-16.
But he ran into arm problems after a trade to the Mariners and missed all of the 2010 season following shoulder surgery.