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Rockies closer Daniel Bard placed on injured list due to anxiety

The move came a few hours before opening day against the San Diego Padres. The Rockies filled his spot by calling up right-hander Jake Bird.
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Posted at 10:21 PM, Mar 30, 2023

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Colorado Rockies have placed closer Daniel Bard on the 15-day injured list due to anxiety.

The move came a few hours before opening day against the San Diego Padres. The Rockies filled his spot by calling up right-hander Jake Bird.

Bard said he has had anxiety both on and off the field. Bard says that taking a step back and working through things is the right approach. He says it's a hard thing to admit and thanked the Rockies for their understanding.

There is no timeline for his return. The 37-year-old Bard is heading into his fourth season with the Rockies.

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