Bard (calf) was reinstated from the 7-day disabled list Thursday, Brandon Warne of ZoneCoverage.com reports. Bard had been on the shelf for the past week with a left calf strain, but he's ready to return to action. The 27-year-old right-hander has made 17 appearances at Triple-A Rochester in 2018, posting a 3.16 ERA and 1.19 WHIP with 25 strikeouts over 25.2 innings. Bard is yet to reach the majors with the Twins after pitching in eight games for the Angels in April.
Bard was placed on the minor-league disabled list with a left calf strain, retroactive to Wednesday, Brandon Warne of ZoneCoverage.com reports. Bard returned to the Twins in April after being selected in the Rule 5 draft and then designated for assignment by the Angels. The 27-year-old has a 3.16 ERA and 1.17 WHIP since joining Triple-A Rochester, and will be eligible to return to action next week.
Bard cleared waivers and will return to the Twins, Dan Hayes of The Athletic Minnesota reports. Bard was designated for assignment by the Angels last Saturday and went unclaimed on waivers, allowing him to return to the Twins after being selected in the Rule 5 draft this offseason. The 27-year-old will report to Triple-A Rochester as he returns to his old organization.
Bard was designated for assignment by the Angels on Saturday. Bard was selected by the Angels in the Rule 5 draft in December, which means he could potentially return to the Twins, although his current status is uncertain. The 27-year-old allowed seven runs on 10 hits over 11.2 innings -- recording 13 strikeouts -- but pitched fairly well outside of a blowup performance where he allowed six runs against Boston last week.
Bard was selected by the Angels with the 12th pick in the Rule 5 draft Thursday. A 27-year-old righty reliever who has never pitched in the majors, Bard makes sense as a Rule 5 pick, as he is close to big-league ready. Last year he logged a 2.76 ERA, 1.33 WHIP and 99 strikeouts in 65.1 innings between Double-A and Triple-A. Despite those gaudy strikeout totals, Bard was left unprotected for a reason, so don't expect him to see any high-leverage work in 2018. He will need to be kept on the active roster all season, otherwise he will be exposed to waivers and offered back to the Twins.