David Jeffrey Bednar (born October 10, 1994) is a Major League Baseball pitcher who currently pitches for the Pittsburgh Pirates (MLB). He formerly played for the San Diego Padres in Major League Baseball.
Bednar attended Mars Area High School in Mars, Pennsylvania. Undrafted out of high school, Bednar attended Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania, where he played college baseball for the Leopards.
On September 1, 2019, the Padres selected Bednar’s contract and promoted him to the major leagues. He made his major league debut that day versus the San Francisco Giants, pitching a scoreless inning in relief.
Bednar produced a 0–2 record with a 6.55 ERA and 14 strikeouts over 11 innings in 2019. In 2020 for San Diego, Bednar recorded a 7.11 ERA with 5 strikeouts in 6.1 innings of work.
On January 19, 2021, Bednar was traded to the Pittsburgh Pirates as part of a three-team trade that also sent Omar Cruz, Drake Fellows, Hudson Head, and Endy Rodriguez to the Pirates, Joe Musgrove to the Padres, and Joey Lucchesi to the New York Mets.
In his first full season in the major leagues, Bednar was 3–1 with a 2.23 ERA and 77 strikeouts in 61 appearances. Bednar received a single vote in National League Rookie of the Year voting, tying him for eighth place with Vladimir Gutiérrez.
David Bednar is currently not married. We don’t have much information about his past relationships and any previous engagements.