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Daniel Bard, ex-Boston Red Sox RHP, joins Diamondbacks as player mentor
The Arizona Diamondbacks have hired former Red Sox pitcher Daniel Bard to serve as a player mentor, one of four newly-created positions in the organization...

An Ode to Daniel Bard: The Now-Retired Hurler Who Threw One of the Nastiest Pitches Ever
The career of former Red Sox reliever Daniel Bard was full of promise but short on success. Two-plus seasons of exemplary relief work from 2009...

In appreciation of now-retired Daniel Bard
Daniel Bard was a power reliever before they became the norm. But he wasn't just unique on the field. It didn't take long to realize...

After 5-year odyssey, Daniel Bard calls it a career
One major surgery, three arm-slot adjustments, and five minor league contracts later, Daniel Bard has called it a career. After some more tinkering with Mets...

Mets Sign Daniel Bard to Minor League Deal
Daniel Bard, the former dominant Red Sox reliever who lost his control during the 2012 season, is not giving up on his major league comeback...

Peter Gammons: Daniel Bard is willing to endure the frustration
What is remarkable about Daniel Bard seven weeks from his 32nd birthday is that for all he has gone through from Boston to Pawtucket to...

Daniel Bard's comeback bid is gaining momentum
For a time, Daniel Bard was one of baseball’s most effective and feared relievers. Now the 31-year-old right-hander is scratching and clawing for one more...

Daniel Bard a spring training story worth rooting for
It’s rare that a player with the talent of Daniel Bard simply loses it. Still “just” 31, Bard may have lost his prime, but a...

Daniel Bard has new delivery, 96 mph fastball with Cardinals
Reliever Daniel Bard is trying to make a major league comeback with the St. Louis Cardinals. He has a new delivery and he's throwing his...

St. Louis Cardinals sign Daniel Bard to minor-league deal
The St. Louis Cardinals have signed former Red Sox reliever Daniel Bard to a minor-league deal, according to Baseball America. The 30-year-old righthander joined the...

Daniel Bard released by Pittsburgh Pirates, per report
The Pittsburgh Pirates have released former Boston Red Sox reliever Daniel Bard, Peter Gammons reported on Twitter. Bard signed a minor league contract with Pittsburgh...

With Pirates, Daniel Bard is in a good place for a comeback
Back on Jan. 11, the Pittsburgh Pirates announced they had signed Daniel Bard to a minor league contract. The move made sense because he was...

Daniel Bard brings perspective to latest comeback try
It sounds crazy now, but the downfall of Daniel Bard might have begun during a season in which he didn't allow a run for two...

Reliever Daniel Bard looks to resurrect career with Pirates
Five years ago, Daniel Bard was among the best setup relievers in baseball. Then, he lost everything — his control, his job in the majors,...

Before Ryan Zimmerman’s walk off vs. Andrew Miller, the two shared a long history
The first time these two squared off, Zimmerman was a 19-year-old sophomore at the University of Virginia, Miller a 19-year-old freshman at the University of...

Daniel Bard refreshed for comeback with Cubs after taking time off
Instead of pitching last summer, Daniel Bard rode a bike across Iowa. He then flew to Europe and drove around France, Switzerland and Germany with...

Pitcher Daniel Bard praises Rangers’ patience with him as he aims to make Cubs roster
Right-hander Daniel Bard, once a dominating reliever with Boston, will try again this spring to accomplish what he could not do with the Texas Rangers...

Cubs sign Daniel Bard to minor-league deal
The Cubs are giving Daniel Bard another chance to revive a career that once looked so promising. Cubs VP Jason McLeod confirmed Bard has signed...

Finally healthy, Daniel Bard prepared for a comeback
He was, with little debate, the best setup man in major league baseball in 2010 and 2011. It was tough to deny that Daniel Bard...

Daniel Bard Among Many MLB Pitchers Who Suddenly Lost Control
Daniel Bard’s downward spiral reached a new low Thursday, as the Texas Rangers released the 28-year-old pitcher following a dreadful stint with the organization’s Single-A...

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