Daniel Bard

#55 RP / Chi. Cubs / EXP: 5YRS / MINORS Height: 6-4 Weight: 215 lb Age: 30 College: North Carolina Bats/Throws R/R

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    • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

      Pirates' Daniel Bard: Agrees to minor-league deal

      Bard agreed to a minor-league contract with the Pirates last week, MLB.com's Adam Berry reports. Bard has seen his career fall into a tailspin after he was one of the league's better setup men with the Red Sox from 2009 through 2011. He saw his command betray him in 2012, and has had difficulty finding the strike zone ever since, which has resulted in him making just two big league appearances since the start of 2013. Bard will hope that by connecting with Pirates pitching coach Ray Searage -- regarded as one of the league's top gurus -- he'll be able to revive his stalled career.

    • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

      Cubs prospect Kyle Schwarber among cuts Thursday

      The Cubs announced Thursday they cut 12 players from major-league camp, including top catcher prospect Kyle Schwarber,who was reassigned to minor-league camp. The other players reassigned to minor-league camp were pitchers Daniel Bard, Anthony Carter, Jorge De Leon, Gonzalez Germen and Francisley Bueno, infielder Chris Valaika, outfielders Albert Almora, Mike Baxter and Adron Chambers. Pitcher Blake Parker and pitcher Joseph Ortiz were optioned to Triple-A Iowa.

    • by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

      Cubs' Daniel Bard 'felt really good' with Sunday's simulated game

      Cubs pitcher Daniel Bard threw his first simulated game of the spring Sunday as he continues his return from thoracic outlet syndrome surgery last January, MLB.com reports. "It felt really good — it was fun," Bard said. "The velocity was nice to have but I was more excited that I was pounding the zone and throwing a lot of strikes." Bard appeared in four games with Class A Hickory as part of his rehab last year then took the rest of the summer off. He'll throw one more simulated game before the team decides whether to use him in a Cactus League game. "I've been pushing [pitching coach Chris Bosio] as hard as I can to get out in a real game but their conservative approach seems to be working well," Bard said. "I get it. When I step outside myself, I see what they're saying. For me, I haven't felt this good in so long, I want to keep pushing it."

    • by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

      Cubs sign former Red Sox pitcher Daniel Bard on Sunday

      Cubs vice president Jason McLeod confirmed the Cubs signed former Red Sox pitcher Daniel Bard to a minor-league contract Sunday, reports CSNChicago.com. Bard has not pitched in the major leagues since 2013 because of performance issues. He recently told the Boston Globe he believes he's solved the issues that hampered his past performances.

    • by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

      Report: Cubs, Daniel Bard agree to minor-league deal

      The Cubs have agreed to a minor-league deal with pitcher Daniel Bard that includes an invitation to major-league spring training, 16 WAPT Sports reports. Bard sat out the 2014 season after struggling with performance issues, but he told the Boston Globe last weekend that he believes he's solved his issues. He owns a career 3.67 ERA and 252:121 K:BB ratio in 257 1/3 major-league innings, all with the Red Sox.

    • by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

      Former Red Sox pitcher Daniel Bard hopes to make comeback

      After not playing in 2014 because of performance issues, former Red Sox pitcher Daniel Bard believes he's solved the issues which caused his career to decline, reports The Boston Globe. "I feel now as good as I've felt since before 2012, maybe before 2011," Bard said. "I'm throwing as well as I have since then. I haven't seen a radar gun, so I don't know if I'm back to what I was, but just the way it's coming out of my hand, I'm really encouraged by what I feel." Bard was a productive pitcher during the first three seasons of his career, but his career began to unravel in 2012 when he had control issues. Bard underwent thoracic outlet syndrome surgery in January 2014 to correct a shoulder issue, which he said was the main reason causing his performance to drop. "The good thing is my arm is fresh. I'm not coming off a 75-appearance season," he said. "I'm coming from very little stress on the shoulder, really. I should be fresh."

    • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

      Daniel Bard sent packing by Rangers

      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.

    • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

      Nick Tepesch among Rangers demoted to minors

      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.

    • by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

      Daniel Bard begins light throwing program

      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.

    • by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

      Daniel Bard in line to throw during spring training

      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.

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