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Daniel Bard’s new stride direction to be tested in simulated game

03.03.13 at 8:07 pm ET

Daniel Bard, who was originally scheduled to pitch Saturday, is slated to throw a simulated game at JetBlue Park on Monday.

The reliever has been working with Red Sox pitching coach Juan Nieves on improving the direction of his stride when delivering the ball

‘€œA more controlled setting and to continue to focus on stride direction,’€ Farrell told reporters when asked about the thinking behind the simulated game. ‘€œWe’€™ll probably look to get 20 pitches in the setting tomorrow.’€

Bard has appeared in two spring training games thus far, pitching scoreless innings against both Northeastern and Tampa Bay.

‘€œSome of the work he did in this side session the other day, we’€™re going to have him throw against hitters to look to reproduce and repeat the delivery with the slight adjustment of his stride direction,’€ Farrell said. ‘€œThat’€™s the setting tomorrow for him.’€

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