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Daniel Bard takes another positive step for Red Sox

FORT MYERS, Fla. — The first batter Daniel Bard faced during Thursday’s exhibition game against Northeastern was Connor Lyons, a junior from Bedford, N.H.

Bard jammed Lyons with a 1-and-1 pitch, and Lyons hit it just hard enough to get over the head of shortstop Stephen Drew. It was just a bloop single, but it was hard not to wonder what would happen next for Bard.

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