Manager Bud Black said after Friday's win over the Dodgers that Bard is no longer the Rockies' closer, Danielle Allentuck of The Denver Gazette reports.

The veteran right-hander pitched the eighth inning Friday while Carlos Estevez picked up the save, and the skipper confirmed the role change after the contest. Bard delivered a scoreless frame as a setup man to earn a hold, but he surrendered eight earned runs and had two blown saves over his previous five appearances to lose the job. He could end up receiving another look in the ninth inning if he can get back on track, but for now it appears Estevez will be the top option for saves in Colorado.

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