Daniel Bard was expected to be one of the hottest names on the trade market, but the Colorado Rockies decided to keep the veteran closer to themselves instead. According to Mark Feinsand of MLB NetworkBard is set to sign a two-year, $19 million contract extension with Colorado.

On Thursday, Feinsand reported that “several teams” were interested in Bard, who was previously set to become a free agent after the 2022 season.

Bard, 37, has been one of the most reliable shooters in the majors this season, making 21 saves on 23 occasions. Only Josh Hader, a four-times closest All-Star to the Milwaukee Brewers, has converted a higher percentage of save opportunities in 2022.

But with the aging nearing the end of his contract and the Rockies at the bottom of the NL West standings, a trade involving Bard seemed logical. Friday, Danielle Allenck of the Colorado Springs Gazette reported that the Rockies were not interested in selling before the August 2 trade deadline, and that the team planned to keep Bard and All-Star slugger CJ Cron.

Bard made his MLB debut in 2009 with the Boston Red Sox and set a franchise record in 2011 by not allowing a run in 25 consecutive appearances. But he began to struggle with control and retired from the sport after a long stint as a minor with several organizations. After more than two years away from MLB, he returned with the Rockies and earned 2020 NL Returning Player of the Year honors.