From Marc Broussard, the reporter for a Canadian newspaper called Le Droit, Erik seems to go to him whenever he has something to say:
Érik Bédard vient de me rappeler. Surpris d'avoir été libéré par les Pirates. «Je ne m'attendais pas à ça, eu aucune indication en ce sens.» «Ce n'est pas la fin pour moi. J'espère qu'un autre club va me faire signe dans une couple de jours. Je me sens très bien.»
Which Google Translate renders as:
Erik Bedard has just reminded me. Surprised to have been released by the Pirates. "I did not expect that, given any indication in this direction." "This is not the end for me. I hope that another club will let me know in a couple of days. I feel very well.
Guess I'm glad that I didn't buy any Pirate stuff.
"Loving a cat is like loving baseball. 'It breaks your heart. It’s designed to break your heart.' That’s what late baseball commissioner Bart Giamatti said about the game, and it also applies to cats. Like baseball, loving a cat is unpredictable. Occasionally it’s glorious, but sometimes it’s terrifying and really sad. You live and die with it, think of it as a friend, and then it’s gone. Yet we keep going back." - Keith Bowers, A Love Letter to My Cat