Daniel Bard’s appearance pushed back
|03.01.13 at 10:51 pm ET|
FORT MYERS, Fla. — Red Sox right-hander Daniel Bard had been slated to work an inning in Friday night’s game against the Pirates. However, the Sox instead elected to have him spend a day working on his delivery outside of a game situation with pitching coach Juan Nieves.
“He’s going through some work with Juan. We’re just trying to work out his lower half, more stride direction, so he had a work day just throwing on a line where there’s some lateral type drills where we’re trying to get that stride direction consistent,” said manager John Farrell.
Bard is now slated to have a bullpen session on Saturday, take Sunday off and then pitch in a game on Monday. He has made two scoreless appearances so far this spring — one against Northeastern, another against the Rays in which he walked one batter and hit another while recording a strikeout.
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