Bard allowed just one hit in Toronto on Sunday, but it was one that left the yard off the bat of Jose Bautista. Factor in the six walks and two hit batsmen, and Bard allowed nine baserunners in just an inning and two-thirds. After the 5-1 loss, Bard is now 5-6 on the season with a 5.24 ERA.
So is it time for Bard to head back to the bullpen? CBS Sports baseball insider Jon Heyman joined 98.5 The Sports Hub’s Gresh and Zolak on Tuesday to discuss that possibility.
“I’m not going to guarantee it’s over. Based on talks with scouts from other teams he should be a reliever,” Heyman said of Bard. “They felt he is a thrower and not a starting pitcher. I know (the Red Sox) really had resolved to see this through. Obviously (Sunday) was a disastrous start and they’ll have to re-evaluate "
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