05/09/12 10:49 PM ET
Back spasms force Bedard's early exit
By Tom Singer / MLB.com
The left-hander had been limited to 54 starts the last four years by various injuries before signing a free-agent contract with the Pirates.He took a misleading record of 2-4, along with a 2.65 ERA, into his seventh start of the season Wednesday. Bedard also leads the Pirates with 37 strikeouts, in 35 innings.
Brad Lincoln replaced Bedard on the mound for the Pirates in the middle game of their three-game set with Washington.
Tom Singer is a reporter for MLB.com and writes an MLBlog Change for a Nickel. He can also be found on Twitter @Tom_Singer. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.