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  1. Rangers sign Daniel Bard to a minor league deal

    Jan 31, 2014, 9:05 PM EDT

    Daniel Bard

    Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports that the Rangers have signed pitcher Daniel Bard to a minor league deal. Bard, 28, spent the last five seasons with the Red Sox, showing promise in 2010 and ’11 out of the bullpen, but has battled control issues more recently. He is currently on his way back from…

  2. 2013 Non-tender Tracker

    Dec 2, 2013, 11:30 PM EDT

    Andrew Bailey

    We’ll be writing up the non-tenders as they come in prior to Monday’s midnight deadline. These players immediately become free agents. AMERICAN LEAGUE Angels – RHP Juan Gutierrez, RHP Tommy Hanson, INF Chris Nelson, RHP Jerome Williams All of these were expected. Hanson and Williams would have cost upwards of $4 million apiece. Williams is…

  3. Daniel Bard struggling in Puerto Rican Winter League

    Nov 17, 2013, 11:51 AM EDT

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    Daniel Bard is healthy and hoping to reestablish himself in the Puerto Rican Winter League. But the experiment is not off to a very promising start. According to Carrie Muskat of MLB.com, the 28-year-old walked five batters and gave up three earned runs Saturday in his third appearance for Criollos de Caguas. He threw multiple…

  4. Daniel Bard, now with the Cubs, might pitch winter ball

    Sep 24, 2013, 2:48 PM EDT

    Daniel Bard Getty

    After another miserable season that saw him get dropped by the Red Sox and claimed off waivers by the Cubs right-hander Daniel Bard told Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune that he’s considering pitching winter ball: There’s a good chance of it happening. We at least need the innings, just to have something going into…

  5. Red Sox place Stephen Drew on concussion DL, option Daniel Bard to Double-A

    Mar 28, 2013, 5:16 PM EDT

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    Boston made a pair of key roster moves, placing shortstop Stephen Drew on the seven-day disabled list for concussions and optioning right-hander Daniel Bard to Double-A. Drew hasn’t played since being hit on the helmet by a pitch on March 7, struggling with dizziness and other post-concussion symptoms. Jose Iglesias will step in as the…

  6. Red Sox likely to head north without Daniel Bard

    Mar 23, 2013, 10:20 PM EDT

    Daniel Bard

    ESPN Boston’s Gordon Edes thinks the Red Sox open the season with right-hander Daniel Bard with Triple-A Pawtucket: How Farrell plans to deploy his bullpen at the start of the season is coming into sharper focus. First, even though he says the team has yet to make a decision regarding Daniel Bard, all signs point…

  7. Arbitration avoidance roundup: Loose ends

    Jan 18, 2013, 7:20 PM EDT

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    By noon we’d already done a dozen posts about players and teams avoiding arbitration ahead of today’s deadline, so something had to give. We’ll keep posting the more noteworthy cases, but here’s a roundup of the not-so-noteworthy ones that will be updated throughout the day. • Gaby Sanchez and the Pirates: $1.75 million • Antonio…

  8. Report: Red Sox sign Koji Uehara to one-year, $4.25 million deal

    Dec 6, 2012, 12:53 PM EDT

    Koji Uehara

    Gerry Fraley of the Dallas Morning News reports that the Red Sox and setup man Koji Uehara have agreed to a one-year deal, pending a physical. FOXSports.com’s Jon Morosi says the contract has a $4.25 million base salary. One imagines Uehara could have held out for a multiyear deal, given his career 2.89 ERA and…

  9. Aroldis Chapman is going to be a starter for the Reds

    Nov 28, 2012, 10:47 AM EDT

    Aroldis Chapman

    Nothing is official yet, but every indication is that the Reds will move Aroldis Chapman into the rotation after signing Jonathan Broxton to a three-year, $21 million deal to replace him as closer. John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer writes as if it might as well be official, saying “this means Chapman’s going to start”…

  10. The Reds re-sign Jonathan Broxton to a three-year, $21 million deal

    Nov 28, 2012, 8:39 AM EDT

    Jonathan Broxton

    UPDATE: Yes, it was close to Brandon League‘s deal. Ken Rosenthal reports that Broxton is getting three years and $21 million guaranteed. The salaries climb, paying him $4 million in 2013, $7 million in 2014, $9 million in 2015 and either a $1 million buyout or a $9 million option for 2016. That may seem crazy…

  11. Bobby Valentine dishes on the 2012 Red Sox, to dress up like an elf next month

    Nov 9, 2012, 1:32 PM EDT

    Bobby Valentine

    Bobby Valentine spoke at Salem State University last night as part of a speaker’s series. Peter Gammons was the moderator and audience questions were taken.  Some highlights from CSNNewEngland.com: The front office wanted “a quieter, calmer” version of Bobby Valentine during the season, so he was told to tone down his usually effusive comments to…

  12. Red Sox banking on John Farrell becoming a better manager in Boston

    Oct 21, 2012, 2:52 AM EDT

    John Farrell

    There’s simply no way the Red Sox could have looked at John Farrell’s work in Toronto and came away with the idea that he was a great manager. The Blue Jays were a horrible baserunning team, they had Omar Vizquel questioning their clubhouse leadership and their win total decreased in both of his years at…

  13. Reviewing the rotations; Nats, Dodgers lead the way

    Jun 18, 2012, 3:49 PM EDT

    David Price

    A couple of months before the season, I used my Rotoworld projections to rank the rotations, based strictly on ERA, from 1-30. Let’s look at that list now and see where each team starters’ measure up about 40 percent of the way through the season. Projected rank – Team – Current rank 1. Phillies: 3.39…

  14. Daniel Bard had a good relief outing at Triple-A

    Jun 15, 2012, 1:50 PM EDT

    Daniel Bard Getty

    It doesn’t say much for his overall status that this is actually semi-newsworthy, but here goes: Daniel Bard threw two scoreless innings at Triple-A yesterday. Working as a reliever Bard struck out four batters, walked one, and allowed zero hits in two frames for Pawtucket, lowering his ERA there to 9.00 ERA in four outings.…

  15. Daniel Bard struggles in first appearance since demotion

    Jun 9, 2012, 1:30 PM EDT

    Daniel Bard Reuters

    Daniel Bard was demoted to Triple-A Pawtucket this week after posting a 5.24 ERA, a league-leading eight hit batsmen and a 34/37 K/BB ratio over 55 innings. His first appearance in the minors suggests that a return to the Red Sox is not imminent. According to Ian Browne of MLB.com, Bard allowed three runs in…

  16. Daniel Bard on demotion to Triple-A: “I’m just an employee here … obviously, I’m not thrilled with it”

    Jun 8, 2012, 10:47 AM EDT

    Daniel Bard Getty

    Lost in the speculation about how long Daniel Bard‘s demotion to Triple-A will last is the fact that the Red Sox right-hander wanted nothing to do with being sent to the minors. Bard is scheduled to make his Pawtucket debut tonight, so he spoke to the local media and made it clear to Mike Scandura…

  17. Red Sox send Daniel Bard to Triple-A

    Jun 5, 2012, 3:45 PM EDT

    Daniel Bard Getty

    Daniel Bard‘s move from the bullpen to the rotation has been anything but smooth, as the formerly dominant reliever posted a 5.30 ERA with more walks (36) than strikeouts (34) through 10 starts while showing significantly diminished velocity. Bard failed to make it out of the second inning Sunday against the Blue Jays, walking six…

  18. Daniel Bard’s days as a starter may soon be over

    Jun 4, 2012, 1:02 PM EDT

    Daniel Bard

    The bad performance yesterday — and most of the season — may be enough to doom Daniel Bard‘s future as a starting pitcher, but if there was any doubt about it, read this from WEEI: According to a major league source, as we sit here right now, the Sox’ priority when it comes to bolstering…

  19. Edwin Encarnacion is day to day with a bruised hand

    Jun 4, 2012, 10:30 AM EDT

    Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim  v Toronto Blue Jays

    Blue Jays DH Edwin Encarnacion was plunked by the wild Daniel Bard yesterday and had to leave the game.  Good news, though: x-rays came back negative and it seems he just has some bruising. He’s day-to-day. The Jays are off today too, so he has a little extra time. Encarnacion is having a career year,…

  20. And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights

    Jun 4, 2012, 5:40 AM EDT

    New York Yankees v Detroit Tigers

    Yankees 5, Tigers 1: If I were to tell you that one of this game’s starting pitchers — Justin Verlander or Phil Hughes — was going to toss a complete game, I’m guessing none of you would have guessed it would be Hughes.  But that he did, allowing one run on four hits. Verlander loses…

  21. Edwin Encarnacion leaves game after being plunked on the hand by imploding Daniel Bard

    Jun 3, 2012, 3:40 PM EDT

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    One gets the sense that Red Sox starter Daniel Bard doesn’t really know where the ball’s going these days. Coming in to today’s action he has walked 31 batters to only 32 strikeouts. And today he walked six more in an inning and two thirds, allowing five runs on only a single hit. And he…

  22. The Red Sox are calling up Aaron Cook

    May 2, 2012, 11:33 AM EDT

    Aaron Cook, Andruw Jones

    Rob Bradford of WEEI is reporting that the Red Sox are planning on promoting Aaron Cook to the majors. The decision is today, he’d actually arrive in the next few days. The key here is that if he wasn’t on the big league roster today — or if he didn’t have an agreement in place with…

  23. Settling the Score: Friday’s results

    Apr 28, 2012, 8:55 AM EDT

    Daniel Bard Getty

    After getting a win in relief Monday night against the Twins, Daniel Bard delivered the strongest start of his major league career in a 10-3 win over the White Sox last night. Bard allowed three runs (two earned) on six hits over a career-high seven innings while striking out six and walking just one. After…

  24. Adam Dunn has a 22-game … strikeout streak

    Apr 26, 2012, 9:12 AM EDT

    Chicago White Sox's first baseman Adam Dunn takes a swing during their spring training game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, at Tempe Diablo Stadium in Tempe

    Records that I never thought about once until someone told me this morning: the strikeout streak. As in, consecutive games in which a hitter struck out.  But, yes, it is a thing — Jarrod Saltalamacchia set it at 28 games in 2009 — and Adam Dunn is challenging it. Dunn struck out twice last night, running…

  25. Daniel Bard gets his first win of the year. As a reliever.

    Apr 24, 2012, 8:49 AM EDT

    Daniel Bard

    Last night, for the first time all year, the Red Sox bullpen looked like it was functional.  In a tie game, with no one out and a runner on third, a guy came in from the bullpen and put out the fire, then handed off to the closer in the ninth.  The fireman: Daniel Bard.…

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