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Daniel Bard in control pitching batting practice

FORT MYERS, Fla. — In his previous spring trainings, few would have taken notice of Daniel Bard throwing live batting practice for the first time. But on Saturday, when the righthander took the mound on Field 3, a large crowd gathered.

Manager John Farrell was watching, as were several members of the baseball operations staff, general manager Ben Cherington among them. Television cameras were on hand, too.

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