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Top Daniel Bard News

  • Rockies' Daniel Bard: Surgery less invasive than expected

    Bard did not need to have the meniscus repaired as initially expected during his arthroscopic left knee surgery Wednesday, Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports.

    He merely had a cleanup performed instead, which has shortened his timetable to return from 5-to-7 weeks down to four weeks. A stint on the injured list still seems likely for Bard, but it might now be a relatively short one. Once healthy, the 38-year-old could eventually be in the mix for saves in Colorado's bullpen.

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  • Rockies' Daniel Bard: Requires meniscus surgery

    Bard (forearm) will undergo arthroscopic surgery Wednesday to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee and is expected to begin the regular season on the injured list, Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post reports.

    Bard finished 2023 on the IL with a flexor strain in his right forearm and will begin 2024 in the same fashion after he suffered a torn meniscus in a throwing session just over a week ago. The 38-year-old had a 4.56 ERA and 47:49 K:BB in 49.1 innings last season and was expected to compete for the closer role during spring training. A projected 5-to-7-week recovery timeline from surgery means Bard likely won't be game ready until April.

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  • Rockies' Daniel Bard: Moves to injured list

    Bard was placed on the 15-day injured list Wednesday with a right flexor strain, Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post reports.

    The veteran right-hander presumably picked up the injury Tuesday versus the Dodgers when he allowed a run on a hit and two walks over one inning. Bard finished this season with a 4.56 ERA, 1.70 WHIP and 47:49 K:BB in 49.1 innings and is under contract for 2024 at $9.5 million.

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  • Rockies' Daniel Bard: Back from injured list

    Bard (forearm) was activated from the injured list Monday, Luke Zahlmann of The Denver Gazette reports.

    Bard landed on the injured list earlier this month, but he will rejoin Colorado's bullpen just a couple days after he was first eligible to do so. He was tagged for 13 runs -- eight earned -- in 4.0 innings over his last five appearances with the Rockies, so it seems unlikely he will join the late-inning mix, even with fellow reliever Justin Lawrence tending to an ankle injury.

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  • Rockies' Daniel Bard: Faces hitters

    Bard (forearm) threw a live batting practice Friday, Luke Zahlmann of The Denver Gazette reports.

    Bard resumed throwing Sept. 5 -- two days after he landed on the injured list with right forearm fatigue -- and has now progressed to facing live hitters. The right-hander likely won't get activated from the IL when first eligible Monday, but manager Bud Black said he expects Bard to return before the end of the season.

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  • Rockies' Daniel Bard: Resumes throwing

    Bard (forearm) threw a bullpen session Sept. 5, MLB.com reports.

    Bard landed on the injured list Sept. 3, but he felt well enough to throw only a few days later. He is hoping to return in time to make three or four more appearances this season, though the team has yet to provide a clear timeline for his potential activation.

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  • Rockies' Daniel Bard: Lands on IL with forearm fatigue

    The Rockies placed Bard on the 15-day injured list Sunday with right forearm fatigue.

    Bard might have been pitching through the injury of late, as he was lit up for seven earned runs over two innings between his last two appearances out of the bullpen. He'll now be sidelined until around mid-September after landing on the IL. The Rockies activated their starting pitcher for Sunday's game against the Blue Jays, Chase Anderson (shoulder), from the IL in a corresponding move.

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  • Rockies' Daniel Bard: Can't find strike zone

    Bard (4-2) allowed four earned runs on four walks and one hit while striking out none across 0.2 innings to blow the save and take the loss Wednesday against the Nationals.

    Justin Lawrence had pitched in three of the last five days entering Wednesday's game, likely leaving him unavailable for the matchup. As a result, Bard got the chance to close out the game with a three-run lead, however, he allowed the first three batters he faced to reach base and was charged with four earned runs despite letting only one ball leave the infield. He has turned in scoreless appearances in seven of nine tries in July, though control of the zone continues to be a major problem as he has a 6:8 K:BB across 10 frames in that span.

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  • Rockies' Daniel Bard: Blows save Sunday

    Bard allowed two runs on a hit, two walks and hit-by-pitch in one inning, taking a blown save Sunday versus the Yankees.

    Bard has worked his way back into high-leverage mix, but he threw just seven of 18 pitches for strikes in this sloppy outing. The Rockies were ultimately able to get the win in the 11th inning. He's allowed multiple runs in three of his last nine appearances, making him a somewhat risky reliever in fantasy. For the season, he's at a 2.20 ERA despite a 1.38 WHIP and 28:26 K:BB through 32.2 innings. He's added a save and three holds.

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  • Rockies' Daniel Bard: Picks up first save

    Bard pitched a scoreless ninth inning and didn't allow a baserunner to earn the save Friday against the Giants.

    Bard has been pitching in high-leverage situations of late, as he's picked up two holds and now his first save of the season in his last five appearances. He's allowed two earned runs in that span, though he has only two strikeouts compared to three walks. However, Bard's usage Friday suggests he could continue to see save opportunities, as Justin Lawrence -- the presumptive closer -- pitched the eighth inning.

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  • Rockies' Daniel Bard: Takes first loss

    Bard (3-1) allowed two earned runs on two walks and three hits while striking out one to take the loss Wednesday against the Reds.

    Bard entered the game in the bottom of the eighth inning with the score knotted at 3-3. He served up a two-run home run to the third batter he faced and ultimately escaped further damage by striking out TJ Friedl with the bases loaded. Bard has walked a tightrope most of the season -- indicated by his 1.52 WHIP and 8.0 BB/9 -- but has still managed to maintain a 1.52 ERA. As long as he continues to let runners on base at that clip, he'll likely be on the outside looking in for save opportunities.

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  • Rockies' Daniel Bard: Pitches in ninth inning

    Bard (3-0) didn't allow a baserunner and struck out one in the ninth inning to earn the win Tuesday against the Red Sox.

    Bard entered the game in the ninth inning with the score knotted at 4-4, and he had little trouble putting Boston's lineup away in order. The Rockies' closer situation remains murky, as Justin Lawrence entered the game in the eighth frame while Pierce Johnson ultimately picked up an extra-inning save. Manager Bud Black suggested that Johnson -- the team's primary closer this season -- would lose save opportunities moving forward, though it's been difficult to decipher the team's usage of its alternative options. Bard appears to have entered the mix for closer duties, but he has a concerning 18:19 K:BB and 1.45 WHIP despite maintaining a 0.87 ERA across 20.2 innings this season.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-4, 215 lbs
Birthplace: Houston, TX
Age: 38
School: North Carolina
Experience: 7
Bats/Throws: R, R