Thursday, April 24, 2014

Daniel Bard's Throwing Again In Rangers Minors

One year ago today, the Red Sox made their last desperate attempt to salvage Daniel Bard. They promoted the formerly flame-throwing righty from AAA to the majors to see if he had figured things out. He had not. In the off-season, Bard was shipped to the Texas Rangers. Then, on January 2, 2014 he had Thoracic Outlet Syndrome surgery on his right shoulder. The latest is that he's throwing bullpen sessions in Arizona—but is not yet ready for game action. From where we sit, the Boston organization completely mishandled Bard's case—shifting him from the 'pen to a starting role and back for no rational reason. Hopefully, he will regain his potential elsewhere.