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Red Sox Spring Training 2012: Daniel Bard Role Not Yet Determined

Boston Red Sox pitcher Daniel Bard could still be a starting pitcher or a reliever for Boston this season because his role on the team has not been established.

Boston manager Bobby Valentine said about Bard's appearances this Spring

"I don't think that even with his good stuff I could handle the walks," said Valentine. "Now I don't know if they're spring and trying to impress. That's why I looked for the changeup. If there's a pitch that he wasn't comfortable with and that was causing some of these negative counts, I would have been able to use that as an excuse. I don't know. It's hard. This isn't an exact science and I don't proclaim to have the exact answer or the right answer in this short sampling. It's tough. We'll figure it out." (via WEEI)

Bard is 1-2 with a 7.11 ERA during Spring Training. He has pitched in 12.2 innings, struck out six batters and has given up 10 runs and 10 walks.

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