Pirates place David Bednar (oblique) on 15-day IL

Pittsburgh Pirates closer David Bednar was placed on the 15-day injured list Sunday due to a strained left oblique muscle.

The move is retroactive to Thursday for the right-hander. The issue is expected to be minor, Pirates general manager Ben Cherington said Sunday during a weekly radio appearance.

Also on Sunday, left-hander Justin Bruihl was recalled from Triple-A Indianapolis.

Bednar, 29, is 3-3 with 16 saves and a 5.17 ERA in 34 relief appearances. He had a National League-leading 39 saves in 2023.

A two-time All-Star, Bednar is 12-13 with 77 saves and a 3.00 ERA in 223 career relief appearances with the San Diego Padres and Pirates.

Bruihl, 26, has a 6.75 ERA without a decision in six relief appearances this season for Pittsburgh. He is 2-2 with a 4.40 ERA in 78 career appearances (two starts) with the Los Angeles Dodgers, Colorado Rockies and Pirates.

Field Level Media and The Associated Press contributed to this report.