Found December 26, 2011 on NESN.com:
PLAYERS: Daniel Bard
TEAMS: Boston Red Sox
Daniel Bard will be the wild card heading into spring training. After posting 34 holds and limiting opposing hitters to a .179 batting average in 2011, the reliever is determined to make a transition to the starting rotation. The 26-year-old hasn't pitched in that role since 2007. That season, he struggled during his 22 starts between Single-A Greenville and High-A Lancaster, compiling a 3-7 record with 47 strikeouts, 78 walks and a 7.08 ERA. Those numbers are far from promising. But if there's anyone who can guide Bard through the upcoming conversion, it's pitching coach Bob McClure, who was formally...
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