The switch-hitting catcher had hernia surgery a few weeks later.
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Bard On Road Back

Josh Bard (AP/Amy Sancetta)

AKRON -- Josh Bard went 0-for-3 Tuesday night in his first game on a rehabilitation assignment for the Class AA Akron Aeros.<br><br> "It's coming along and just to be back in uniform again feels great," said Bard, who had been sidelined since injuring his lower left abdominal area in a spring training game on March 27.<br><br> The switch-hitting catcher had hernia surgery a few weeks later.<br>

"I'm excited to be coming back," Bard said. "It has been a lot longer than anyone thought." Bard originally was listed as day-to-day after being injured while running the bases in an exhibition game against the Cincinnati Reds. "The biggest thing that was frustrating for me was that I went to five different doctors and got five different opinions," he said. "I kept trying to rehab it down in...

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