Joshua David Bard (born March 30, 1978) is an American professional baseball catcher and designated hitter for the Seattle Mariners of Major League Baseball. Bard is a switch-hitter who throws right-handed.
Bard played for the Cleveland Indians from 2002 through 2005. In 2006, he was traded to Boston Red Sox, but during the season he was traded to the San Diego Padres. Bard played with the Padres through the 2008 season.
Bard was born in Ithaca, New York, and attended Cherry Creek High School in Greenwood Village, Colorado. He then attended Texas Tech, where he was a two-time All-American while playing for Texas Tech Red Raiders. Bard is married to his high-school sweetheart and has three children.