Two days after positing his 14th loss of the season, the Pittsburgh Pirates released slumping left-hander Erik Bedard on Tuesday.
The 33-year-old Bedard went 7-14 with a 5.01 ERA in 24 starts for Pittsburgh after signing a $4.5 million, one-year contract in December.
He was particularly ineffective on the road, going 3-9 with a 6.98 ERA in 12 starts away from PNC Park.
Bedard has struggled to find consistency after shoulder surgery, walking 56 batters in 125 2-3 innings and let opponents hit .263, the highest batting average he’s allowed since his rookie season in 2004.
The Pirates have not announced who will take Bedard’s spot in the rotation, as the team continues to chase down an NL wild-card spot three games behind St. Louis.