DANIEL BARD RUMORS & GOSSIP

Rangers' Bard preserved rib from TOS surgery

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- If the symptoms that led to Thoracic Outlet Syndrome were the reasons for the struggles of Texas right-hander Daniel Bard, he'll have a reminder of it for the rest of his life.      Somewhere in his backpack is the rib that Bard had removed during his surgery for TOS.      It's boiled and bleached too. Bard knows that because he handled the duties...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
February 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Daniel Bard: Struggles A ‘Snowball Effect’ Of Physical Issue

Daniel Bard has reason to be optimistic this season. While Bard’s career has been on a downward spiral over the last two years, the right-hander expects to enter Texas Rangers spring training free of any physical issues. Bard, whose once promising career took a turn for the worse in 2012, was diagnosed with thoracic outlet syndrome and underwent surgery on Jan. 2. While the injury...
Via NESN.com
February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Daniel Bard Signs Deal With Texas Rangers

The Texas Rangers will take a chance on Daniel Bard by signing him to a minor league contract with an invitation to big-league camp. The once-dominant set-up man for the Red Sox has suffered a litany of physical and other problems since he was the heir-apparent to Jonathan Papelbon. In 2010, Bard had a 1.93 ERA over 74 2/3 innings. He gave up only 45 hits over those innings, with...
Via FenwayNation
February 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs Acquire Daniel Bard From Boston Red Sox

The Red Sox announced on Wednesday afternoon that former reliever and starting pitcher, Daniel Bard, was claimed off of unconditional waivers by the Chicago Cubs. Bard had been working to convert himself back into a reliever since the Red Sox experimented with him in the starting rotation in 2012. It seems as though all of Bard’s problems started when he joined the starting rotation...
Via CLNS Radio
September 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Once Dominant Daniel Bard Released By Sox

Bard At His PeakHis 79 holds in the 2009-2011 period were the most ever by a pitcher in the first 192 career appearances. That's how dominant Daniel Bard was for the Red Sox. In his eighth-inning set-up role, he routinely mowed down hitters with a 100+-MPH fastball that was delivered with a deceptive ease. The kid was the closer-in-waiting when Papelbon (as we all knew) would...
Via FenwayNation
September 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Daniel Bard May Pitch In A Game Again Soon

(Alex Greenlee, Bangor Daily News) According to Alex Speier of WEEI.com, the nearly forgotten Daniel Bard might pitch again in a baseball game relatively soon. Bard—who has actually been out longer than Clay Buchholz—will likely pitch in some minor league game before those seasons end soon. Bard recently confided to Rob Bradford (also of WEEI.com) that he feels he could help...
Via FenwayNation
August 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox: Quick check-up on Daniel Bard

Hey, does anybody remember Daniel Bard? I thought some of you might say yes, so in that case, i’ve decided to update you guys on his status. Bard is still on planet earth in case you were wondering, his exact location is somewhere around Portland, Maine as he rediscovers how to throw that thing they call a baseball. All kidding aside, according to Alex Speier from WEEI, Bard was...
Via isportsweb.com
July 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Red Sox option Bard to Portland

Matthew J. Lee/The Boston Globe/Getty Images BOSTON--  In what has been an interesting career  thus far for Red Sox relief pitcher Daniel Bard, the fireballer has suffered another setback. According to a tweet from Pete Abraham, the Red Sox beat writer for the Boston Globe, Boston has optioned Bard down to Double-A Portland to make room for primary closer Joel Hanrahan. Abraham...
Via CLNS Radio
April 28, 2013  |  2 Comments

Your Morning Dump... Where Bard has a lot to prove

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here... highlighting the big storyline. Because there's nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. "I haven't really thought about how it affects my situation," said Bard of the Hanrahan acquisition. "I know I have a lot to prove coming into spring training, and I'm getting ready...
Via Ted's Army
December 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Bard's velocity is a problem too

If you were holding out hope that Daniel Bard was going to morph into a capable starting pitcher, his performance ******** on Sunday should have effectively murdered those dreams.  You just don't walk 6 of 13 batters then take the mound again in 5 days.  When you see the pitches he's hurling (like the one above, courtesy of sbnation.com) it's obvious he has no control...
Via Ted's Army
June 05, 2012  |  Discuss
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