Four-Year Veteran Pitcher Elects Free Agency

He split the season between the Tampa Bay Rays and New York Yankees.

Pitcher Luke Bard has elected free agency.

Bard was claimed off waivers by the Yankees from the team's division rival Tampa Bay Rays in early August. He only ended up making just one relief appearance for the Yankees before being sent back down to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. 
Over 15 innings this season, the thirty-one-year-old posted a strong 1.80 ERA, 0.93 WHIP, and eight strikeouts.

For his four-year major league career, Bard holds a pedestrian 4.44 ERA, 1.11 WHIP, and 68 strikeouts over 81 innings. He's made just three starts compared to 52 relief appearances in the majors. 

Bard's spent three seasons with the Los Angeles Angels, and half a season with the Rays and Yankees. 
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