Breaking news - Bard optioned to AA Portland

Shortly after the Red Sox 6-1 win over the Astros Sunday afternoon at Fenway Park, relief pitcher Daniel Bard was called into the manager's office where he met with John Farrell and General Manager Ben Cherington.

With Joel Hanrahan scheduled to come off the disabled list, Bard (pictured) was informed that he's being optioned back to the minors, in this case AA Portland. Bard pitched twice since being called up again - Thursday (0 runs, 1 hit, 0 BB, 1 ER) and Saturday when he issued a pair of walks to the only 2 batters he faced.

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