Daniel Bard RUMORS & NEWS

  • Daniel Bard to be non-tendered by the Cubs

    WEEI Boston "According to multiple major league sources, Cubs reliever Daniel Bard will not be a tendered a contract by Chicago prior to tonight’s midnight deadline. Bard had pitched in three games in the Puerto Rican Winter League, pitching for Criollos de Caguas. But after allowing eight runs on no hits..." December 02

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    Mark Gonzales @MDGonzales

    Cubs claim Daniel Bard on waivers from Boston.

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    Darren Wolfson @DarrenWolfson

    The #MNTwins as of last night were in the due-diligence phase on Daniel Bard - Boston DFA'd. MN has Daniel's brother Luke in the system.

  • Report: Red Sox designate Daniel Bard for assignment

    CBS Sports "A source tells Alex Speier of WEEI that the Red Sox have designated reliever Daniel Bard for assignment. Bard has spent the entirety of the 2013 season in the minors and has struggled when not injured badly so at times. If indeed Bard has been DFA'd then he'll be off the Red Sox's 40-man..." September 01

  • Daniel Bard is still struggling in the minors

    CBS Sports "A few years ago Daniel Bard was one of the most dominant relievers in baseball. The Red Sox right-hander managed a 2.88 ERA (154 ERA+) with a 1.06 WHIP and 9.7 K/9 in 197 innings as Jonathan Papelbon's primary setup man from 2009-11. These days Bard is a struggling minor leaguer trying to find..." August 29

  • Bard placed in DL while with AA Portland

    WEEI Boston "Red Sox right-hander Daniel Bard — currently in Double-A Portland — was placed on the disabled list on June 9 due to a strained abdominal muscle. According to an industry source, he has experienced mild discomfort in the muscle at different times this year, but felt more significant discomfort..." June 11

  • Daniel Bard's mechanical problems linger, leaving tenous roster spot with Red Sox

    Boston Herald "A few days ago, after the Red Sox recalled Daniel Bard from Double-A Portland, manager John Farrell said the embattled right-hander would have a chance to "be a regular in our bullpen," even after several injured relievers return from the disabled list. But after Saturday night's eighth inning,..." April 28

  • Daniel Bard can get back to what he was

    Boston Globe "The Red Sox named Daniel Bard as one of their starting pitchers last April 1. A year later, the ramifications of that mistake continue to be felt. Bard was optioned to Double A Portland on Thursday. The Red Sox had little choice given his poor performance in spring training and continued..." March 28

  • Ball in Daniel Bard’s court

    Boston Herald "When spring training opened, Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington hoped the revival of reliever Daniel Bard wouldn’t become a dominant daily storyline. And thanks to the play of outfield prospect Jackie Bradley Jr., that generally has been the case. But for Bard and the Red Sox, D-Day is..." March 24

  • Poking and prodding of Daniel Bard continues

    Boston Herald "Lab rat. Guinea pig. Space chimp. For PETA sake, it’s time for Daniel Bard to free himself from the research laboratory the Red Sox are keeping their still abundantly talented right-hander in for the second spring in a row. Last year, he was the willing subject of a well-intentioned plan to..." March 05

  • Bard to skip Monday game, work on mechanics

    CSN New England "Daniel Bard has not appeared in a Grapefruit League game since Feb. 25 against the Rays in Port Charlotte. It is the only Grapefruit League game in which he has pitched this season, along with an exhibition game Feb. 21 against Northeastern. The Red Sox preferred to have him work on his mechanics..." March 04

  • Daniel Bard looks for small signs

    Boston Herald "It was just one pitch in February, the baseball equivalent of a speck of dust. But like those crime scene investigators who rule prime time, we must examine even the tiniest piece of particulate matter for the possibility of significance when it comes to Daniel Bard. The Red Sox right-hander is..." February 26

  • Daniel Bard of Red Sox on the road back

    Boston Globe "Until it became too ragged, Daniel Bard used to wear a black T-shirt around the Red Sox clubhouse with “I’m That Dude” across the front. He was that dude, too, one of the best relief pitchers in baseball. Bard had a triple-digit fastball and a treacherous slider, pitches that produced a 2.88..." February 09

  • Refreshed Daniel Bard looks to regain status

    Boston Herald "After enduring the most miserable season of his career, Daniel Bard went to great lengths to forget it. First up, a few days in California wine country to cloud the memory of a failed conversion from dominant late-inning reliever to failed starting pitcher. Then, a midwinter 1-2 punch of sun..." February 08

  • Daniel Bard could put the Red Sox bullpen over the top

    SB Nation "It's hard to predict bullpens, but if you're going to engage in the activity, the Red Sox relief corps is one that can safely be deemed great. There were issues last year thanks to a lack of depth, especially after a spring injury to Andrew Bailey, but general manager Ben Cherington seems to have..." February 07