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Report: Pirates reject trade offers for Reynolds, Bednar

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It appears that two of the more attractive potential trade chips ahead of the MLB trade deadline are off the market.

The Pittsburgh Pirates have received and rejected tempting offers for outfielder Bryan Reynolds and reliever David Bednar, sources told The Athletic's Rob Biertempfel.

The New York Yankees and San Diego Padres were interested in Reynolds this past winter and continue to scout him this season, Biertempfel added.

The 27-year-old Reynolds is under team control through the 2025 season and is scheduled to earn $6.75 million this campaign and next. He is hitting .261/.343/.465 with 15 home runs and 32 RBIs in 83 games.

Bednar, 27, isn't scheduled to reach free agency until the conclusion of the 2026 season. The hurler was named to his first All-Star Game and owns a 2.63 ERA with 15 saves in 34 appearances in 2022.

Despite the possibility that neither Reynolds or Bednar are available ahead of the Aug. 2 deadline, Pirates general manager Ben Cherington is still open to being active on the trade front.

"There are all kinds of deals that can help you get better quickly," Cherington said. "It’s about execution and finding the right ones."

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