San Diego, CA – The San Diego Padres today announced that catcher Josh Bard and left-handed pitcher Shawn Estes have elected free agency after clearing outright waivers. Additionally, right-handed pitcher Dirk Hayhurst has been claimed off waivers by the Toronto Blue Jays and catcher Luke Carlin and infielder Sean Kazmar have been outrighted to Triple-A Portland.
October 6, 2008
San Diego, CA – The San Diego Padres today reinstated catcher Josh Bard from the 15-day disabled list and recalled left-handed pitcher Justin Hampson from Triple-A Portland. The club also optioned catcher Luke Carlin and left-handed pitcher Joe Thatcher to Portland.
July 24, 2008
Portland sweeps with Peter Ciofrone extending his hitting streak and Paul McAnulty scoring the winner. Steve Garrison is shelled in San Antonio. Rolando Valdez gets his first win as a starter. Matt Teague works five solid innings. Angel Mercado homers twice in a loss. Jorge Minyeti continues his hot hitting.
July 13, 2008
You are a young prospect with talent at big league camp. Your goal is to get a job in the majors, often supplanting a veteran. Are they helpful? Catcher Nick Hundley says Josh Bard and Michael Barrett were extremely helpful to him, welcoming him into the fraternity.
April 24, 2008
Peoria, AZ- Four San Diego Padres regulars were on the field for the Triple-A game at the Peoria Sports Complex on Tuesday. Greg Maddux took the hill for five and Adrian Gonzalez, Kevin Kouzmanoff and Josh Bard took their turns in the box and the field. It was, however, the minor leaguers who drove in all the runs.
March 18, 2008