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Daniel Bard should get a spot in the rotation

DUNEDIN, Fla. - Daniel Bard said after the Red Sox’ 6-5, 10-inning loss to the Blue Jays here Sunday that it was the first time he felt like a starter “rather than a reliever starting.’’ And manager Bobby Valentine, who had been somewhat critical of Bard’s last outing, agreed.

“He looked like [a starter],’’ Valentine said. “I liked him between innings and how he was responding to things. I thought it was a good look. He worked the runners, got ground balls, and got swings and misses when he needed to.’’

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