Pirates release Erik Bedard

Updated: August 28, 2012, 8:53 PM ET
Associated Press

PITTSBURGH -- The Pittsburgh Pirates' postseason push won't include Erik Bedard.

The team released the enigmatic left-hander Tuesday after Bedard slumped to his 14th loss of the season, tied for most in the majors, in a 7-0 drubbing by the Milwaukee Brewers on Sunday.

Pirates manager Clint Hurdle called the move "strictly performance related."

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. The 33-year-old ...

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