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What should the Red Sox do about Daniel Bard?

TORONTO - The problem with removing Daniel Bard from the starting rotation is you would disrupt the bullpen, and right now, changing any of the seven relievers in one of the more effective bullpens in baseball probably wouldn’t be the smartest thing.

While Bard lasted 1 2/3 innings, walked six, and hit two batters Sunday in one of the worst performances by a starter in history, the bullpen pitched 6 1/3 scoreless innings in a 5-1 loss to the Blue Jays.

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