“It’s good to be back,” Bard told WBZ NewsRadio 1030′s Jonny Miller prior Boston’s 10-3 loss to the Angels at Angels Stadium Wednesday night. “It took some patience, but I’m glad to finally get the call.”
The reliever-turned-starter-turned-reliever is expected to be activated by the Red Sox in LA Thursday night as they close their three-game set with the Angels — the same place Bard made his major league debut three years ago.
After starting this season with a 5-6 record with a 5.24 ERA in 11 appearances — 10 of which were starts — Bard was sent down to Pawtucket to work on, well, everything. He returned to the bullpen role he dominated for the last two years, and despite his 7.03 ERA in his 31 games in Triple-A, Bard is confident he’s worked out all the kinks.
“It gave me a chance to work on some things without too much consequence in the results,” he said of his time in the minors. “I accomplished some really good things "
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