Pirates P Erik Bedard pulled due to back spasms
Pittsburgh Pirates left-handed pitcher Erik Bedard left
Wednesday night’s game against Washington in the second inning due
to back spasms.
Bedard grimaced after his third pitch to Washington’s Adam
LaRoche in the top of the second. He spent several moments
stretching for manager Clint Hurdle before being replaced by Brad
Lincoln. Bedard threw just eight pitches in all.
The 32-year-old Bedard is 2-4 with a 2.57 ERA with the Pirates
this season, though he has struggled with injuries throughout his
career. He missed the entire 2010 season with a shoulder injury and
had issues last season with a sprained left knee.