Pirates release Erik Bedard

Tuesday August 28th, 2012

The Pirates have released veteran pitcher Erik Bedard. (Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

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.

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