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Daniel Bard’s struggles continue at Portland

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Daniel Bard was part of the Red Sox’ starting rotation at this time a year ago. He was 3-4 with a 4.30 earned run average, showing just enough to continue getting chances.

Now the Red Sox are wrestling with whether it’s a good idea to have Bard continue pitching for Double A Portland given his mounting control problems.

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