Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 6/23/12
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Daniel Bard is going back to his roots. Bard announced Friday that he has decided he should return to the bullpen, the same conclusion reached by the Red Sox front office two weeks after the right-hander was demoted to Triple-A Pawtucket. Bard said he reached the decision after making a few relief outings in the minors. "I told them I wanted to do those short outings out of the 'pen," Bard said. "The original plan was to do that and get back to starting down here. I didn't have any plan in my head of what was going to come of it. After going and doing it a couple of times, it felt like I belonged. It felt like that's what I was meant to do, pitch late in games. I think my skillset and experience is built for that type of role. It's just a feeling. There's conviction to it. "The feeling of everyone I've talked to, and the way I feel myself, is that I can be a good starter. I know I can be a good starter. But I know I'm already a great reliever. Maybe that's what I was meant to ...
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