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Fireballer Bard a fast learner

Red Sox reliever incorporates changeup in getting out of tight jam

Updated: June 6, 2010, 1:26 AM ET
By Joe McDonald | ESPNBoston.com

BALTIMORE -- It's been a little more than a year since Daniel Bard made his major league debut with the Boston Red Sox.

He showed the baseball world what to expect from his lightning bolt right arm when he worked two scoreless innings against the Angels in Anaheim on May 13, 2009. Since that day he's only improved in every aspect of the game and can handle any situation when Red Sox manager Terry Francona summons him from the bullpen and hands him the ball.

Bard did ...

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