Red Sox recall RHP Bard from Double-A
The Red Sox recalled right-handed reliever Daniel Bard from
Double-A Portland before Wednesday afternoon’s game against
The 27-year old right-hander made eight relief appearances for
the Sea Dogs, going with 0-1 with a 4.00 ERA.
A valuable set up man for the Red Sox in 2010 and `11, the club
adhered to Bard’s wishes and attempted to convert him to a starter
last season. Bard went 4-6 with a 5.30 ERA in 10 starts – and
finished 5-6 overall with a 6.22 ERA in 17 games.
Due to control problems, he was demoted to Triple-A Pawtucket,
where he went 3-2 with a 7.03 ERA in 31 games, making one start. To
make room for Bard, Boston sent knuckleballer Steven Wright to
The 28-year old Wright made his major league debut in relief in
Tuesday’s 13-0, rain-shortened loss to Oakland, giving up five runs
on six hits in 3 2-3 innings.