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Daniel Bard thought he had shown enough this spring to warrant consideration for the Red Sox’ Opening Day roster. Not only did Bard not make the cut, but the Sox also decided to option him to Double-A Portland rather than Triple-A Pawtucket. Bard could very well find himself back in the bigs this season, but the decision to send the right-hander to Double-A shows that he has a ways to go before the Sox consider such a move. The Red Sox don’t want to see Bard just impress in a small sample. Instead, they want consistency out of the reliever. “I think also the fact of, sometimes guys go to Triple-A, they think, ‘If I have a couple of good starts or a good game, a couple of six or seven games in a row when I’m good, oh, OK I’m back.’ No, this is a process,” pitching coach Juan Nieves told reporters. “Consistency is going to be very important. Not only from the performance itself, is how his consistency is with his delivery and his thoughts. Everything that we incorporate before, the pl...
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