Report: Daniel Bard Informs Red Sox He Doesn’t Want to Start Anymore, Will Return to Bullpen


Report: Daniel Bard Informs Red Sox He Doesn't Want to Start Anymore, Will Return to BullpenThe Daniel Bard experiment appears to be over.

Bard has reportedly informed the Red Sox and general manager Ben Cherington that he wants to return to being a reliever after struggling through his time as a starting pitcher.

“I know I can be a good starter,” Bard told’s Joe McDonald, ” but I already know I’m a great reliever.”

This decision by Bard comes on the heels of a blown save in Triple-A Pawtucket, where he threw two wild pitches to allow two runs to score in the ninth inning.

In 10 starts in the big leagues, Bard was 4-6 with a 5.30 ERA. He was sent down to the minors after his final start in Toronto, where he allowed five runs in 1 2/3 innings while walking four and hitting two batters.

Now, Bard will be able to focus on re-finding his focus in the bullpen, where he has been close to lights-out during his time with the Red Sox.

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