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How the Pirates are working with Daniel Bard

There’s a really interesting story in the Providence Journal (punchline, courtesy of my uncle: Interesting? About Daniel Bard? How?) about Bard’s journey back from thoracic outlet syndrome surgery and how the Pirates are reconstructing him this spring. Here’s a part Pirate fans will love: Bard signed a minor-league contract with the Pirates in January at the behest of ex-Red...
Via WHYGAVS?
March 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Bard Experiment- It Did Not Work

On a blog I wrote back in February 2012, I mentioned a Nick Cafardo column. It talks about the conversion of Red Sox hurler Daniel Bard from setup man to closer. I later wrote that the experiment may not work. It did not. Bard, a Texas native, was first notice at the University of North Carolina, where he led his team to the College World Series in 2006 In June 06 he was selected...
Via Fenway West
November 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Daniel Bard Working Hard To Make Comeback In 2015 After Shoulder Surgery

Daniel Bard is on the comeback trail. When we last saw Bard in Major League Baseball, it was 2013 and the wiry right-hander was struggling with his control with the Boston Red Sox. Bard then threw 2/3 of an inning over four appearances in the Texas Rangers’ system in 2014 — and posted a 175.50 ERA. Bard’s issues are well-documented at this point....
Via NESN.com
January 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Daniel Bard Among Many MLB Pitchers Who Suddenly Lost Control (Photos)

Daniel Bard’s downward spiral reached a new low Thursday, as the Texas Rangers released the 28-year-old pitcher following a dreadful stint with the organization’s Single-A affiliate in Hickory. Bard’s downfall is shocking considering how much promise he showed early in his career with the Boston Red Sox. He isn’t the first pitcher to suddenly lose control of his pitches,...
Via NESN.com
June 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Daniel Bard’s Epic Meltdown Continues

Former Boston Red Sox first-round pick Daniel Bard, now in Single-A in the Texas Rangers organization, may be hitting Rick Ankiel levels as it relates to control problems from the bump.  Bard, who was last seen in MLB with the Red Sox last season, is now pitching for the Hickory Crawdads and it isn’t going too well. According to Pro Baseball Talk, Bard’s control issues have...
Via Sportsnaut
June 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Daniel Bard’s Career Hits Rock Bottom With Crazy Single-A Stat Line

Daniel Bard’s once-promising career has hit rock bottom. Bard, who was one of Major League Baseball’s premier setup men from 2009 through 2011 while with the Boston Red Sox, currently is pitching for the Hickory Crawdads, a Single-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers. The 28-year-old allowed four earned runs without recording a single out Sunday against the Clearwater Threshers,...
Via NESN.com
June 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Daniel Bard's Throwing Again In Rangers Minors

One year ago today, the Red Sox made their last desperate attempt to salvage Daniel Bard. They promoted the formerly flame-throwing righty from AAA to the majors to see if he had figured things out. He had not. In the off-season, Bard was shipped to the Texas Rangers. Then, on January 2, 2014 he had Thoracic Outlet Syndrome surgery on his right shoulder. The latest is that he's throwing...
Via FenwayNation
April 24, 2014  |  Discuss

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 himself...
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

Bard agrees to minor league deal with Rangers

Right-hander Daniel Bard has agreed to a minor league contract with the Texas Rangers that includes an invitation to big league spring training. Bard, who has spent his major league career with Boston, is coming off surgery a month ago for Thoracic Outlet Syndrome. His activities are expected to be limited during spring training. The deal was announced Monday, when the Rangers...
Via Associated Press
February 03, 2014  |  Discuss
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