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Rays' Luke Bard: Added to roster and optioned
Bard had his contract selected by the Rays on Wednesday due to him triggering an assignment clause, but he'll remain with Triple-A Durham for the time being, Neil Solondz of the Rays Radio Network reports.
Bard last pitched in the majors during 2020 with the Angels and has now been added to the 40-man roster by the Rays. He's appeared in nine games for the Bulls this year and has given up five earned runs with a 9:2 K:BB over 8.2 innings.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Luke Bard: Making spring debut
Bard (hip) is scheduled to make his first Grapefruit League appearance Wednesday against the Orioles, Neil Solondz of the Rays Radio Network reports.
Bard missed the entire 2021 season after sustaining a hip injury last spring that required surgery, but he looks to be back to full strength after he came to terms with the Rays last week on a minor-league deal. Though he'll be given the chance to compete for a spot in the Rays' Opening Day bullpen over the final days of camp, Bard is likely to begin the season at Triple-A Durham.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Luke Bard: Joins Rays as non-roster invitee
Bard (hip) signed a minor-league contract with the Rays on Thursday.
The deal includes an invitation to big-league spring training, though Bard likely faces an uphill battle to win a spot in the Rays' Opening Day bullpen. Bard didn't pitch at any level in 2021 after he suffered a hip injury while working out with the Angels last spring before ultimately opting for season-ending surgery in April. The 31-year-old is believed to be fully healthy now, but his late arrival to camp and his modest MLB track record (5.05 ERA in 46 career appearances) means that he's likely bound for Triple-A Durham to begin the season.... See More ... See Less
Luke Bard: Elects free agency
Bard (hip) has elected free agency, Taylor Blake Ward of HomePlateView.com reports.
Bard was outrighted off the Angels' 40-man roster last week, and he'll now seek out other opportunities ahead of spring training in 2022. The 30-year-old made six relief appearances in the majors during the 2021 campaign and recorded a 6.75 ERA and 1.31 WHIP in 5.1 innings.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Luke Bard: Clears waivers
Bard (hip) cleared waivers and was outrighted off the Angels' 40-man roster Friday, Sam Blum of The Athletic reports.
Bard missed the entirety of the season while recovering from hip surgery. He can't be on the 60-day injured list over the offseason, as he'd been all regular season, and the Angels elected not to carry him on their 40-man roster. It's unsurprising to see him pass through waivers unclaimed, as he's a 30-year-old with a 5.05 ERA in 66 career major-league innings.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Luke Bard: Slated to miss remainder of season
Bard (hip) has elected to undergo season-ending surgery, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.
Bard dealt with hip soreness throughout spring training and was placed on the 60-day injured list to begin the regular season. The recovery timetable for his procedure is 6-to-8 months, so Bard could be ready to pitch in time for spring training in 2022.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Luke Bard: Placed on 60-day injured list
Bard (hip) was moved to the 60-day injured list Monday, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports.
Bard failed to remain healthy in spring training, and following his latest setback, he'll be sent to the 60-day IL to recover. This opens up space on the 40-man roster for an organization that added three bullpen arms to the big-league squad in Steve Cishek, Tony Watson and James Hoyt.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Luke Bard: Slowed down again
Bard continued to experience hip soreness Monday after throwing from 120 feet Sunday, and his throwing program has consequently been slowed down, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.
Bard has been struggling with hip soreness for much of the spring and has thrown only 1.1 Cactus League innings. He isn't expected to be ready to pitch by Opening Day, though an exact timetable for his return has yet to be announced.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Luke Bard: Slated for bullpen session
Bard (hip) is scheduled for a bullpen session Saturday, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.
Bard recently received an injection to treat the hip discomfort that has been bothering him for several weeks. Should Saturday's bullpen go well, Bard is likely to begin building up again, but he's unlikely to be ready for Opening Day.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Luke Bard: Won't be be ready for Opening Day
Bard (hip) isn't expected to be ready for game action in time for Opening Day, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.
Bard has been struggling with hip discomfort for the past two weeks and recently received an injection to try to relieve the pain. The right-hander is now likely to open the season on the injured list or at the team's alternate training site, but he could still make an impact out of the bullpen after returning to full health.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Luke Bard: Gets injection in hip
Bard received an injection in his hip this week, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.
It was presumably a cortisone injection or something similar to help with the pain. The issue first popped up last week. Bard projected to make the Opening Day bullpen, but it's possible he will open the year on the shelf.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Luke Bard: Battling hip issue
Bard is day-to-day with pain in his right hip, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.
It doesn't sound as though the Angels are too worried, though the exact nature of Bard's injury is not yet clear. If he's able to return to the field soon, he should still have plenty of time to make his case for an Opening Day bullpen spot.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Luke Bard: Back with big club
Bard was recalled from the alternate training site Saturday.
Bard will provide some bullpen depth for the Angels heading into the final two games of the season. The right-hander has allowed three runs on five hits with three strikeouts and zero walks over three innings this season.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Luke Bard: Optioned to alternate site
Bard was optioned to the Angels' alternate site Saturday.
Bard pitched both Friday and in the first game of Saturday's doubleheader, so the Angels decided to swap him with Kyle Keller to add a fresh arm to the bullpen. Bard has been up-and-down a couple times this season, so he could rejoin the big club before the year ends.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Luke Bard: Recalled by Angels
Bard was recalled from the Angels' alternate training site ahead of the second game of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Astros.
Bard will provide a fresh bullpen arm for the Angels after working at the team's alternate training site recently. During his first stint on the active roster this season, the right-hander tossed one scoreless inning while allowing two hits and one walk. Left-hander Jose Suarez was optioned to the alternate site in a corresponding move.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Luke Bard: Optioned to alternate camp
Bard was optioned to the Angels' alternate training site Saturday, Maria Torres of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Bard has made one relief appearance for the Angels this season. He'll return to the alternate training site after Patrick Sandoval was recalled ahead of his start Saturday. While Bard wasn't used much during his time on the active roster, he could return to the major-league bullpen at some point after he was effective in his lone appearance.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Luke Bard: Joins big-league club
Bard was recalled from the alternate training site Wednesday.
The 29-year-old missed out on the Opening Day roster, but he'll join the Angels less than a week into the season. Bard made 32 big-league appearances in 2019 and had a 4.78 ERA, 1.10 WHIP and 40:13 K:BB over 49 innings.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Luke Bard: Doesn't make Opening Day roster
Bard is not included on the Angels' 30-man roster.
Bard made 32 appearances with the Angels last season, but the team opted for alternate bullpen options to start the season. However, the 29-year-old will travel with the team as part of their three-man taxi squad for road trips, per Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Luke Bard: Sent to Triple-A
Bard was optioned to Triple-A Salt Lake on Wednesday.
Bard showcased himself well prior to the suspension of spring training with one run allowed over four innings, but he's set to join Salt Lake once play resumes. The right-hander made 32 major-league appearances in 2019 and had a 4.78 ERA, 1.10 WHIP and 40:12 K:BB across 49 innings.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Luke Bard: Thriving since latest callup
Bard has retired 23 straight batters and owns a 1.93 ERA over 14 innings in September.
Bard compiled a 5.29 ERA and 1.35 WHIP in 23 appearances prior to September but has been much more effective since returning to the big club on the first day of roster expansion, allowing only three earned runs in 14 frames while posting a 13:1 K:BB. His success down the stretch in an expanded role -- he leads all Angels relievers in innings during September -- could put the 28-year-old could in line for a prominent bullpen spot for the Halos next season.... See More ... See Less
|HT/WT: 6-3, 200 lbs|
|Birthplace: Charlotte, NC|
|School: Georgia Tech|
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