The Colorado Rockies will be without closer Daniel Bard, as he will start the 2023 season on the injured list to address his anxiety.
According to Danielle Allentuck of The Gazette, Bard has "decided to be open and honest about what he's going through instead of trying to hide it." She also noted that he "had the yips earlier in his career," which partially led to him being out of the majors for seven years.
"It's a hard thing to admit," Bard said. But I've been through this before. I have enough going on outside the game to realize what's important. … I'm extremely grateful to be in an organization that understands these things and is accepting."