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Mars graduate traded to the Pirates

January 19, 2021 News Extra

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Mars graduate and San Diego Padres relief pitcher David Bednar, pictured pitching in a game against Knoch, is among five players coming to the Pittsburgh Pirates as part of a trade.

This is a breaking news report — read more in Wednesday's Butler Eagle.

ADAMS TWP — It's official.

David Bednar is coming home.

The Mars High School graduate and San Diego Padres relief pitcher received word from San Diego's general manager Tuesday afternoon that he is among five players coming to the Pittsburgh Pirates as part of a three-team deal that involved sending pitcher Joe Musgrove to the Padres.

“It's still sinking in,” Bednar said. “I can hardly believe it.”

Bednar, 26, made four relief appearances with the Padres last season. He was unscored upon in his first seven big-league appearances with the team in 2019.

He said he first saw his name linked to the trade Monday on Twitter.

“I ran across it that way, and wasn't sure what to think,” Bednar admitted. “There were so many names thrown around."

This is a breaking news report — read more in Wednesday's Butler Eagle.

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