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Red Sox recall RHP Bard from Double-A

  • Boston Red Sox pitcher Daniel Bard plays in a spring training exhibition baseball game against the Minnesota Twins, Thursday, March 14, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

    Boston Red Sox pitcher Daniel Bard plays in a spring training exhibition baseball game against the Minnesota Twins, Thursday, March 14, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

  • Boston Red Sox pitcher Daniel Bard plays in a spring training exhibition baseball game against the Minnesota Twins, Thursday, March 14, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

    Boston Red Sox pitcher Daniel Bard plays in a spring training exhibition baseball game against the Minnesota Twins, Thursday, March 14, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

  • Boston Red Sox pitcher Daniel Bard plays in a spring training exhibition baseball game against the Minnesota Twins, Thursday, March 14, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
  • Boston Red Sox pitcher Daniel Bard plays in a spring training exhibition baseball game against the Minnesota Twins, Thursday, March 14, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Bard’s back

The Red Sox recalled right-handed reliever Daniel Bard from Double-A Portland before yesterday afternoon’s game against Oakland.

The 27-year old right-hander made eight relief appearances for the Sea Dogs, going with 0-1 with a 4.00 ERA.

A valuable set up man for the Red Sox in 2010 and ’11, the club adhered to Bard’s wishes and attempted to convert him to a starter last season. Bard went 4-6 with a 5.30 ERA in 10 starts – and finished 5-6 overall with a 6.22 ERA in 17 games.

Due to control problems, he was demoted to Triple-A Pawtucket, where he went 3-2 with a 7.03 ERA in 31 games, making one start. To make room for Bard, Boston sent knuckleballer Steven Wright to Pawtucket.

The 28-year old Wright made his major league debut in relief in Tuesday’s 13-0, rain-shortened loss to Oakland, giving up five runs on six hits in 3 2∕ 3 innings.

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