Red Sox pitcher Daniel Bard out, but not down

It would be great to see Daniel Bard throw in a real game this Spring. It would be great to hear confidence in his speech and see 100 mph on the radar gun. Unfortunately, these things are not happening in 2013, as Bard has only recorded one inning of real game experience this year.
The nightmare of 2012 for Daniel Bard was well documented as the Red Sox went through their own disaster, but this year does not seem to be getting better for Bard, as the Sox have pulled him from Spring games so that he can work on his mechanics. Management believes Bard is over-rotating his core and taking too long of a stride when he delivers his pitch. Bard, however, is not worried.
And so this is just another step in that process. I feel really good about how the ball is coming out. We got plenty of time. We have a month before we break. I’m not worried about where I need to be at a certain time. I felt good today and build on it tomorrow and wherever that takes me, it takes me.

Do you think there is more stress on Bard now than there ever has been? While he knows he will not have to be this year's closer, what will one bad outing do to him? Will it cause a horrible domino effect as it did last year and cause him to be as fragile as glass?
I want to pitch meaningful innings for this team whatever role that may be in. As for a specific role, I’m not too worried about it.

Daniel Bard will continue to work with Red Sox staff, and with pitching coach Juan Nieves and manager John Farrell, Bard is in good hands. The Red Sox hope to get Bard back into pitching innings versus live competition, and he is slated to pitch him in today's 1:05pm game versus the Twins.
Many people are watching Daniel Bard this Spring. He needs to do well for the Red Sox bullpen to thrive. Through all of this, Bard seems to have his head of straight. The Nation will be rooting for him.

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