Found June 22, 2012 on Fenway West:
PLAYERS: Daniel Bard
TEAMS: Boston Red Sox
Daniel Bard's attempt to become a starting pitcher is over.  Bard was sent down to AAA after he failed to perform at the level he and the Red Sox wanted him to.   He has now asked to return to the bullpen according to this tweet from the Herald's John Tomase: In Pawtucket, Bard says he reached conclusion he should return to pen. Team, he said, agreed. "I'm back where I belong," he said. — John Tomase (@jtomase) June 22, 2012 Dice-K has taken Bards spot in the rotation.

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