Dodgers Talking to Bard

The Dodgers are talking to journeyman catcher Josh Bard about a Minor League contract, but no deal is in place and are also considering other free agent catchers. A.J. Ellis has been named the Dodgers starter with free agent Matt Treanor signed to back up, but Bard would provide depth and competition in Spring Training. The Dodgers acquired Tim Federowicz from Boston in the Trayvon Robinson trade last summer with the hope he’d be ready for 2012, but manager Don Mattingly said Tuesday that off a September callup he felt Federowicz was “young and didn’t have enough time yet to be here.” Bard, 34 next Spring, played only 26 games in the Major Leagues with Seattle last year and hit .210. His best season was 2006 when he hit .333 with nine home runs in 100 games. — Ken Gurnick

6 Comments

Wow who ever thought this? It looks like Colletti is lining the team up with lots of experience.

this would be a nice addidtion….kind of like barajas…not too much avg but his bat has some pop and hes a bigger back stop….id say bring him over and give him and aj ellis both 300 at bats

I’ve been a dodger fan for 30years…….2012 team…..lets talk in july 2012……thats when its going to be on………………..tom

i agree the last time they shop like this was in 88′ 2012 is going to be fun…

so yeah hes inked in for 2012…our starting 5 is looking great…hopefully Bard can step up and really capture the catching duties someones going to have too..I wonder if this pushed AJ back to 2nd Catcher?? Hmmm well anyways I think were stacking up pretty decent for the fact that we cut payroll

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