Originally posted on RedSoxLife  |  Last updated 8/27/13
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Matt Stone/Boston Herald Conor Frederick Contributing Writer Daniel Bard pitched himself out of a bases loaded jam in the Gulf Coast league in his first appearance since he gave up 5 walks for the AA Portland Seadogs on May 15th, according to the Boston Herald. After that game, he was shut down for a time before being diagnosed with an abdominal strain. Manager John Farrell said that it would be "a little bit of a long shot" if Bard were to pitch in the major leagues this season, according to the Herald. That might be the understatement of the century right there. Aside from the 5 walks for the Seadogs in his last appearance, Bard has made 2 appearance with the Red Sox this year, in which he has pitched a grand total of 1 inning and has an ERA of 9 even according to ESPN. Not very promising. He was stuck in Double-A Portland for the most part before the injury, and wasn't performing up to the standard he set as a setup man for Jonathan Papelbon, and hasn't really been up to that ...
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