Thursday, November 6, 2008

Josh Bard

Josh Bard was a member of the Padres because of Tim Wakefield. Josh was drafted in 1996 by the Twins in the 35th round but did not sign. He was drafted in 1999 by the Rockies in the 3rd round of the draft. In 2001 the Rockies traded him to him the Indians along with his current Padres team mate, Jody Gerut for Jacob Cruz. He played 4 seasons in Cleveland before he was traded to the Red Sox on January 27, 2006. He was traded along with Coco Crisp and David Riske for Randy Newsom, Guillermo Mota, Andy Marte and Kelly Shoppack. I have only heard of Coco Crisp out of all of those players. After seven games he and Cla Meredith were traded to San Diego so that Tim Wakefield could have Doug Mirabelli as his personal catcher. He has been the catcher for the Padres for the last two and a half years when he wasn't injured. At the end of 2008 he cleared waivers and decided to become a free agent. I received this card through the mail.

1 comment:

zman40 said...

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