Made a return to the Major Leagues in 2020 after not pitching there for over seven years, because of the ‘yips’. The Colorado Rockies star was named the National League Comeback Player of the Year by the MLB Players Association. Bard’s return went so well that he became the Rockies’ closer during the season. “I was just hoping for one more chance to compete and play the game,” Bard said. “To be recognized by my peers has to be the highest honour.”

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