Rays Add Pitcher To 40-Man Roster

Luke Bard is another step closer to landing himself an eventual call-up, as the Tampa Bay Rays have placed him on their 40-man roster.

Normally when a team selects a player's contract, they get called up to the major league squad immediately. Yet, when it comes to Bard, this is not the case. Instead, he will need to spend some more time in Triple-A to earn his promotion. 

In nine games this season with Triple-A Durham, Bard has a 0-0 record, 5.19 ERA, and nine strikeouts. It will be intriguing to see if he gets called up soon, but this development is definitely a major step in the right direction. 

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