Daniel Bard’s comeback dream may turn out to be a actuality.
#Rockies have signed RHP Daniel Bard to a minor-league deal. The previous #Redsox reliever is attempting to make a comeback after being out of baseball. The Rockies just lately attended his tryout. He’ll be in big-league camp starting at the moment.
— Patrick Saunders (@psaundersdp) February 21, 2020
Bard was a Purple Sox first-round draft choose in 2006 and spent 4 seasons with Boston from 2009 to 2013. The hard-throwing right-hander posted a 1.93 ERA with 76 strikeouts in 2010 and gave the impression to be in line to succeed Jonathan Papelbon because the Purple Sox’ nearer.
However management points and the group’s ill-advised determination to transform him to a starter in 2012 derailed his profession: He hasn’t pitched within the majors since 2013, final pitched within the minor leagues in 2017 for the New York Mets and introduced his retirement in early 2018.
The Boston Globe’s Pete Abraham just lately reported that the 34-year-old is plotting a comeback, although, and it seems the Rockies are giving him a shot.