Found March 30, 2012 on Fox Sports North:
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) -- Daniel Bard made his final case for a rotation spot, allowing three runs and four hits in six innings Friday as the Boston Red Sox beat a Minnesota Twins' split squad 9-7. Bard, who struck out seven and walked three, is competing with Alfredo Aceves, Felix Doubront and Aaron Cook for the final two starting berths. Cody Ross homered twice for Boston, raising his spring training total to six. Twins starter Nick Blackburn gave up two runs and five hits in five innings. Minnesota's Joe Mauer singled twice, raising his spring-training average to .367 after an injury filled season that saw him his a career-low .287.

Daniel Bard Ready For Decision On Starting Future, Says He Would Be 'Not Surprised' If He Isn't Selected

FORT MYERS, Fla. –– The pressure was on Daniel Bard to perform. Heading into Friday's outing –– Bard’s last start of the spring –– the right-hander was intent on making his final case for the Red Sox' rotation. For the first five innings, Bard accomplished just that to the tee, allowing one run with seven strikeouts. Although he surrendered two runs in the sixth...

Daniel Bard Named Fifth Starter in Red Sox Rotation

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Daniel Bard will round out the Red Sox rotation as the team's fifth starter. Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine announced the decision Sunday during a news conference. Bard will start the second game of the team's Blue Jays series. "Daniel Bard came in and progressed exactly the way we hoped he would progress," Valentine said.
MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.