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16 Daniel Bard RP
Height/Weight: 6-4/215 | Birthdate: 6/25/1985 | Birthplace: Houston, TX | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Texas | College: North Carolina | MLB Experience: 5 | Owned/Started%: 0/0 | Average Draft Position: 506.00
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Daniel Bard sent packing by Rangers


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/19/2014) The comeback attempt of one-time stud reliever Daniel Bard has halted. He has been released by the Rangers.

The 28-year-old Bard continued to struggle with his control at low Class A Hickory. He walked nine and recorded a disturbing seven hit-by-pitches while retiring just two of 18 batters he faced.

Bard performed well as a 100-mph flamethrower coming out of the Boston bullpen from 2009 to 2011. His downfall began with failure as a starting pitcher in 2012.


Nick Tepesch among Rangers demoted to minors


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/17/2014) The Rangers made a slew of roster moves Monday, which included demoting pitcher Nick Tepesch to Triple-A Round Rock so he can continue to start. The Rangers also reassigned pitchers Cory Burns, Miles Mikolas and Daniel Bard, catchers Patrick Cantwell and Brett Nicholas, infielders Kensuke Tanaka and Andy Parrino and outfielders Brad Snyder and Bryan Peterson to minor-league camp.

Daniel Bard begins light throwing program


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(2/24/2014) Rangers pitcher Daniel Bard has begun a light throwing program, MLB.com reports.

Bard is recovering from early January thoracic outlet syndrome. He agreed to a deal with the Rangers at the end of January and is looking to reclaim a spot in the majors after pitching just one big-league inning last season.


Daniel Bard in line to throw during spring training


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(2/6/2014) Rangers pitcher Daniel Bard is in line to begin throwing in about two weeks, according to WEEI.

Bard had thoracic outlet surgery in January, but has progressed well. The surgery involves removing a rib, but Bard said he feels good now. "It was a pretty painful first few days but feeling good right, about a month out of surgery," he said. Bard added that he was drawing interest on the market even before he had surgery. He tossed just one inning in the majors last year.


Rangers announce signings of Daniel Bard, Armando Galarraga


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(2/3/2014) The Rangers announced Monday they signed pitchers Daniel Bard and Armando Galarraga to minor-league contracts. Bard's includes an invitation to spring training.

Rangers, Daniel Bard agree to minor-league deal


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(1/31/2014) The Rangers and pitcher Daniel Bard have agreed to a minor-league deal, CBSSports.com baseball insider Jon Heyman reports.

The two sides were reported to be close to a deal earlier Friday. Bard has battled control issues that may or may not be linked to his struggle with thoracic outlet syndrome, for which he had surgery in early January. He will compete for a spot in the team's bullpen in spring training.


Rangers close to minor-league deal with Daniel Bard


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(1/31/2014) The Rangers are close to signing pitcher Daniel Bard to a minor-league deal, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

Bard underwent thoracic outlet syndrome surgery in early January and could be ready to capitalize on the potential he flashed earlier in his career. He made 16 appearances across three minor-league levels last season, surrendering 11 earned runs in 15 1/3 innings while striking out nine and walking 27.


Surgery could help turn around Daniel Bard's career


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/23/2014) Daniel Bard's career has been in a downward spiral since the Red Sox tried to convert him to a starter in 2012 before moving him back to a relief role. Bard, however, has been unable to regain his pre-starter form.

However, there might finally be a light at the end of the tunnel. After undergoing surgery for thoracic outlet syndrome to restore the feel in his hands, doctors believe Bard's problem was more physical than mental, according to baseball analyst Peter Gammons.


Cubs non-tender three Monday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(12/2/2013) The Cubs parted ways with three non-essential pieces Monday, as they elected not to tender contracts to pitchers Chang-Yong Lim and Daniel Bard, or infielder Mat Gamel. All three are now free agents.  

Daniel Bard to be non-tendered


by Al Melchior | Data Analyst
(12/2/2013) The Cubs will non-tender reliever Daniel Bard on Monday, according to WEEI.com.

Bard did not pitch in the Cubs' organization after coming over on waivers from the Red Sox in September, but he did have a brief stint in the Puerto Rican Winter League.

The Cubs may still try to retain Bard on a non-roster deal.


Daniel Bard's wildness follows him to winter ball


by Al Melchior | Data Analyst
(11/17/2013) Cubs reliever Daniel Bard has been bedeviled by control problems going back to the 2012 season, and his struggles have continued during his current stint in the Puerto Rican Winter League. Bard has appeared in three games, and in facing 13 batters, he has recorded only one out, walking nine batters while striking out none.

In posting a 189.00 ERA, Bard has also hit three batters and thrown four wild pitches.

In 15 1/3 innings in the Red Sox's system this season, Bard walked 27 batters and complied a 6.46 ERA.


Daniel Bard to pitch in Puerto Rican Winter League


by Al Melchior | Data Analyst
(10/16/2013) Cubs reliever Daniel Bard will pitch for Caguas in the Puerto Rican Winter League this offseason, as reported by Peter Gammons.

Bard was claimed by the Cubs from the Red Sox in September, but he did not appear in a game after the transaction. He battled an abdominal strain and ineffectiveness all season and only appeared in two major league games in 2013.


Daniel Bard might pitch in winter ball


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/24/2013) Cubs reliever Daniel Bard might pitch in winter ball, according to the Chicago Tribune

"There's a good chance of it happening," Bard said. Since joining the Cubs, Bard has been restricted to tossing bullpen sessions. Bard he's felt healthy since he's cleaned up his mechanics. Bard added that he could use the extra innings as he prepares for 2014.

Bard has only pitched one inning in the majors this season. 


Daniel Bard won't pitch for Cubs this year


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(9/21/2013) Cubs reliever Daniel Bard is not likely going to pitch for the team before the end of the regular season, MLB.com reports. Bard was acquired off waivers on Sept. 4. Manager Dale Sveum said Friday that Bard is still throwing side sessions and is not yet completely healthy.

No guarantees Daniel Bard pitches for Cubs this year


by Al Melchior | Data Analyst
(9/8/2013) MLB.com reports that reliever Daniel Bard threw a bullpen session Sunday, his second since joining the Cubs' organization. Cubs manager Dale Sveum said the team still has to determine what Bard's timeline is to pitch in the majors again, and it may not happen this season.

The Cubs claimed Bard from the Red Sox on Wednesday.


Daniel Bard claimed by Cubs


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/4/2013) Red Sox pitcher Daniel Bard has been claimed by the Cubs Wednesday.

As a result, Cole Gillespie has been designated for assignment. Bard has had issues with walks, giving up 10 free passes in just 2 1/3 innings during his rehab assignment. 


Boston finally designates Daniel Bard for assignment


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(9/1/2013) The Red Sox have designated reliever Daniel Bard for assignment Sunday. The team made the move after Bard had walked 10 batters over his last 2 1/3 innings over his rehab assignment.

Bard was once a big-time prospect for the Red Sox but flamed out in the rotation in 2012 and hasn't been the same since. Bard put up a 6.46 ERA over three different levels and 16 appearances in the minors this season.

Red Sox assign Daniel Bard to Class A Lowell


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(8/31/2013) The Red Sox have assigned reliever Daniel Bard to Class A Lowell, the Boston Globe reports Saturday. He could get into a game or two before the end of the season. 

Bard has been injured all year with an abdominal strain and not effective when able to pitch. He's not going to be up with the Red Sox at any point this year. 


Daniel Bard gives up five walks during rehab game


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/29/2013) Red Sox pitcher Daniel Bard struggled during a rehab game Thursday.

Bard walked five batters in just two-thirds of an inning. He allowed two earned, but gave up no hits. Bard's control has always been troubling, so the results from this appearance were not encouraging. He's attempting to come back from an abdominal strain suffered in mid-May.


Daniel Bard throws for first time since May


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/26/2013) Red Sox pitcher Daniel Bard tossed a scoreless inning in the Gulf Coast League Monday.

Bard has been out since mid May with an abdominal strain. The gave up one walk and one hit, but got out of the inning without giving up a run. He was able to strikeout one batter. Bard has pitched just one inning in the majors. 


Daniel Bard getting closer


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/26/2013) Red Sox pitcher Daniel Bard will pitch in a game "sooner than later," according to WEEI.

The club wants Bard to pitch in the minors before the minor-league season ends. Bard still feels like the can help the major-league club this year. "Hopefully they’re still in need of bullpen guys because I feel like I can definitely help. I want to help," Bard said.

Bard has only tossed one inning in the majors this year.


Daniel Bard still only throwing bullpens


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(7/27/2013) Red Sox pitcher Daniel Bard, who has been pulled from pitching in the minors, has continued throwing only bullpen sessions down in Fort Myers, the Boston Herald reports Saturday. 

Boston remains hopeful that Bard will return to pitching in minor league games at some point before the end of the season. 


Manager wants Daniel Bard to pitch again this year


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/26/2013) Red Sox reliever Daniel Bard, who is working his way back from an abdominal strain, has been throwing off a bullpen mound, but has not gotten in any games.

Manager John Farrell said he was unaware of Bard's injury timetable in the minors, but wants the 28-year-old to pitch in games this year, WEEI radio in Boston reports. Bard has been out since May 15 with the injury.

"I would hope so," Farrell said. "I would hope even for his own mindset of once this year ends, at least having some recent activity to evaluate on his own behalf."

Daniel Bard nearing a return to mound


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(7/8/2013) Red Sox reliever Daniel Bard, who has been out since May 15 with what the team claims is an abdominal strain, is making progress in returning to the mound, the Boston Globe reports Monday.

Bard will be returning to the mound at Double-A Portland as he's been there all season due to his inability to throw strikes.

Daniel Bard goes on Double-A DL


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(6/10/2013) The Red Sox placed reliever Daniel Bard on the seven-day disabled list in the minors, WEEI.com reports Monday. 

Bard was shut down from pitching at Double-A Portland in late May to get time off to deal with mental and pitching struggles. He's been placed on the DL with an abdomen strain, but he hasn't pitched in a game since May 15.