David Jeffrey Bednar is a Major League Baseball pitcher for the Pittsburgh Pirates in the United States. He formerly played for the San Diego Padres in Major League Baseball.
The San Diego Padres selected Bednar in the 35th round of the 2016 MLB draft, with the 1,044th overall pick.
He pitched for the Tri-City Dust Devils and the Fort Wayne TinCaps in 2016, going 4–4 with a 2.32 ERA in 31 innings combined.
He pitched for the Fort Wayne Komets and the Lake Elsinore Storm in 2017, going 1–4 with a 2.64 ERA in 60 innings.
He pitched for Lake Elsinore in 2018, finishing 2–4 with a 2.73 ERA in 69 innings. In the 2018 Texas League playoffs, Bednar was a member of the San Antonio Missions.
In 2019, he pitched for the Amarillo Sod Poodles in the minor leagues, going 2–5 with a 2.95 ERA in 58 innings.
The Padres picked Bednar’s contract and promoted him to the major leagues on September 1, 2019. That day, he made his major league debut, pitching a scoreless inning in relief against the San Francisco Giants.
In 2019, Bednar had a 0–2 record, a 6.55 ERA, and 14 strikeouts in 11 innings. In 6.1 innings of action for San Diego in 2020, Bednar had a 7.11 ERA with 5 strikeouts.
Bednar was traded to the Pittsburgh Pirates on January 19, 2021, as part of a three-team deal that included the Pirates receiving Omar Cruz, Drake Fellows, Hudson Head, and Endy Rodriguez, the Padres receiving Joe Musgrove, and the New York Mets receiving Joey Lucchesi.
Bednar was 3–1 with a 2.23 ERA and 77 strikeouts in 61 games in his first full season in the majors. In the National League Rookie of the Year election, Bednar tied for eighth place with Vladimir Gutiérrez with a single vote.
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David A Bednar plays Baseball for a living. Bednar is a pitcher for the Pittsburgh Pirates.