|MLB Career Stats||1778||162||452||39||220||1||.254||.320||.705|
|October 26, 2012||Albuquerque Isotopes released C Josh Bard.|
|April 5, 2012||C Josh Bard assigned to Albuquerque Isotopes.|
|March 29, 2012||Los Angeles Dodgers released C Josh Bard.|
|December 13, 2011||Los Angeles Dodgers signed free agent C Josh Bard to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.|
|October 30, 2011||C Josh Bard elected free agency.|
|June 29, 2011||Seattle Mariners selected the contract of C Josh Bard from Tacoma Rainiers.|
|January 4, 2011||Seattle Mariners signed free agent C Josh Bard to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.|
|January 4, 2011||Josh Bard assigned to Tacoma Rainiers.|
|November 7, 2010||C Josh Bard elected free agency.|
|June 29, 2010||Seattle Mariners activated C Josh Bard from the 15-day disabled list.|
|June 18, 2010||Seattle Mariners sent C Josh Bard on a rehab assignment to Tacoma Rainiers.|
|May 28, 2010||Seattle Mariners placed C Josh Bard on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to May 27, 2010. Strained left calf.|
|May 27, 2010||Josh Bard roster status changed by Seattle Mariners.|
|May 16, 2010||Seattle Mariners selected the contract of C Josh Bard from Tacoma Rainiers.|
|April 7, 2010||Josh Bard assigned to Tacoma Rainiers from Seattle Mariners.|
|December 28, 2009||Seattle Mariners signed free agent C Josh Bard to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.|
|November 5, 2009||C Josh Bard elected free agency.|
|May 14, 2009||Washington Nationals recalled C Josh Bard from Syracuse Chiefs.|
|April 20, 2009||Washington Nationals optioned Josh Bard to Syracuse Chiefs.|
STARTING BACKSTOP: Started 103 games behind the plate in his first year as the team's primary catcher...the Friars were 62-41 (.602) in his starts...led the Majors with a 3.41 catcher's ERA...started 16 of the final 19 games down the stretch, including each of the final 11.
HITTING IN BUNCHES: Had four games with four or more hits...established a then career-high with four hits on Opening Day (4/3) at SF...tied a franchise record for hits in a season opener (fourth time)...also had four hits on 6/1 at WSH and 9/26 at SF...set a new career high and tied a franchise record for hits in a nine-inning game (29th time), going 5-for-6 with a double and three RBI, 8/24 at PHI.
MR. CLUTCH: His .406 average with runners in scoring position made him the third Padres player (fifth time) to hit over .400 with RISP...previously accomplished by Tony Gwynn (1984, '97 and '99) and Wally Joyner (1998) (minimum 100 plate appearances).2006 He made 50 starts for the Padres as the primary backup catcher to Mike Piazza, recording a hit in 41 of those starts. He established a career high in homers on Sept. 24 vs. Pittsburgh, with his ninth homer of the season. The switch-hitter had the first multi-homer game of his career on May 28 vs. St. Louis. His .338 average (78-for-231) led all Padres hitters (minimum 250 plate appearances). He came to the Padres on May 1 in a trade with Boston for Doug Mirabelli. 2005 In his first full big league season, served as the Indians' back-up catcher to Victor Martinez...Cleveland went 15-8 (.652) in Bard's 23 starts, and Indians pitchers compiled a 3.20 ERA (78 ER/219.2 IP) in his 31 games behind the plate overall...threw out 2 of 9 runners trying to steal (22 percent)...committed 3 errors in 177 chances for a .983 fielding percentage.
HANDLING THE STICK: Hit .193 with 4 doubles, a homer, 9 RBI and 6 runs scored in 34 games...batted .214 (12-for-56) from the left side (vs. righthanders) and .148 (4-for-27) from the right side (vs. lefties)...went 5-for-15 (.333) with runners in scoring position, and had 2 hits in 6 at-bats with runners in scoring position and 2 outs...batted .308 (4-for-13) when leading off an inning...went 1-for-4 (.250) with an RBI in 5 appearances as a pinch hitter...started the season 0-for-12 in his first 5 contests before going 5-for-11 (.455) with a homer and 3 RBI in his next 4 games...his lone homer came May 4, a solo shot off Minnesota's J.C. Romero in the top of the 9th, which snapped a 4-4 tie and gave the Indians a 5-4 win...had 4 2-hit games, including at Cincinnati May 22, when he had a season-high 2 RBI.2004 Closed the year as Cleveland's back-up catcher despite missing the first half of the season due to injury...strained his lower left abdominal muscle while running the bases in a March 27 Spring Training game against the Reds in Sarasota...when rehab and other treatments did not improve the injury, had successful surgery to repair a "sports hernia" in both his left and right sides, which showed chronic weakness in both abdominal walls...the surgery was performed at Drexel University in Philadelphia on April 14 by Dr. Bill Meyers...began a rehab assignment with Double-A Akron June 22 and, after 10 games, jumped to Triple-A Buffalo...hit .282 (33-for-117) in 29 games for the Bisons from July 24-August 31 to earn a September 1 call-up to Cleveland...enjoyed success with the Indians down the stretch, going 8-for-19 (.421) in 7 games...went 2-for-3 with a double, a homer and a season-high 3 RBI September 23 vs. Minnesota...went 3-for-4 with a run scored in his final game of the season, October 3 at Minnesota. 2003 Had his most productive offensive season in the majors, establishing career bests with 13 doubles, 8 home runs, 36 RBI, 25 runs scored and 91 games played...batted .244 for the Indians, including a .289 (24-for-83) mark as a right-handed hitter...was Cleveland's Opening Day catcher and remained atop the team's depth chart until he was optioned to Triple-A Buffalo June 27, the same day Victor Martinez was promoted...was batting .228 through 60 games at the time of the option...hit .330 with 5 homers and 21 RBI in 35 games with Buffalo to earn an August 9 recall to Cleveland, where he stayed for the remainder of the season...appeared in 31 games for the Indians down the stretch, batting .278 with 5 homers and 20 RBI...during his 2nd big league stint, batted .393 (11-for-28) with runners in scoring position...committed only 5 errors in 546 chances at the major league level for a .991 fielding percentage, 9th-best among regular American League catchers...went 11-for-19 (.579) with a homer and 7 RBI in his final 6 games to lift his average to .244 from .222...his home run September 20 vs. Boston off Derek Lowe was the 1,000th round tripper by an Indian at Jacobs Field. 2002 Played the bulk of the season at Triple-A Buffalo, but was promoted to make his major league debut with the Indians in late August when Einar Diaz suffered a season-ending injury...with the Bisons, batted .297 with 26 doubles, 6 homers, 53 RBI and 36 runs in 94 games, while his 60 assists led all International League catchers...earned an August 23 promotion to the big leagues by hitting .389 (49-for-126) in 32 games in July and August...made his major league debut August 23 vs. Seattle, collecting his first hit in the 5th inning off Joel Pineiro...his first homer was a walk-off shot in the 9th inning off James Baldwin to break a 2-2 tie, making Bard the first major leaguer to hit a walk-off home run in his debut since the Angels' Bill Parker September 9, 1971...homered the next day off the Mariners' Jamie Moyer to become only the 2nd Indian in club history (Earl Averill, 1929) to homer in both of his first 2 games...overall, hit safely in each of his first 9 big league contests, batting .333 (11-for-33)...suffered a contusion of his left big toe September 21 at Kansas City, limiting him to only 2 games the rest of the way. 2001 Was a major league Spring Training invitee with the Rockies for the 2nd straight season, but began the season at Double-A Carolina before his June 2 trade to Cleveland...reported to Double-A Akron following the trade, but was shelved with lower back spasms from July 22-August 23...rehabilitated with short-season Single-A Mahoning Valley before being activated by Akron August 24 and later promoted to Triple-A Buffalo September 1...following the minor league season, participated in the Arizona Fall League, then played for Silver Medal-winning Team USA at the Baseball World Cup in Taipei. 2000 Began his professional career as an invitee to Rockies major league Spring Training before spending most of the regular season with Single-A Salem...his .285 average would have tied for 5th-best in the Carolina League, but he fell 30 plate appearances short of qualifying...helped Salem pitchers post the 2nd-best ERA (3.82) in the league...was promoted to Triple-A Colorado Springs on August 29 to close out the season in the Pacific Coast League.