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Daniel Bard hopes simulated game is real progress

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Daniel Bard has been kept out of games to work on some mechanical glitches. He pitched a simulated game Monday with manager John Farrell, pitchers John Lackey and Jon Lester, front office personnel and scouts, and team psychologist Bob Tewksbury watching.

When Bard pitches, he draws a crowd.

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