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Red Sox designate Daniel Bard for assignment

The sad saga of Daniel Bard’s demise took what seemed to be an inevitable step Sunday, with the Red Sox designating the righthander for assignment to make room for veteran infielder John McDonald, acquired in a deal with the Phillies Saturday night.

Bard, who simply hasn’t been able to find the plate with any consistency in the minor leagues, is now in a 10-day limbo in which he has to go through waivers. If he is claimed, the Red Sox could let him go to the claiming team or try to work out a deal with that team. If there are no claims he could return to the Sox, but off the 40-man roster.

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