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Rockies place closer Daniel Bard on IL as he deals with anxiety

Apr 1, 2023

Colorado Rockies made a late roster move prior to Opening Day, placing closer Daniel Bard on the injured list (IL) due to anxiety.

Bard did not want to keep it a secret either, telling Danielle Allentuck of The Gazette this is something he has dealt with in his MLB career before.

"It’s a hard thing to admit," Bard said. "But I’ve been through this before. I have enough going on outside the game to realize what’s important. …I’m extremely grateful to be in an organization that understands these things and is accepting."

What Bard struggled with in the past was control of his pitches, or more commonly known in the baseball world as the "yips."

Source: Fox News

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