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Bard speaks bullpen's language

He may be a starter now, but he's there for Aceves, Padilla, Morales & Co.

Updated: April 10, 2012, 6:14 PM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

TORONTO -- The other day in Detroit, when a reporter approached Vicente Padilla, the Nicaraguan-born pitcher looked for help in the Red Sox's clubhouse.

"Translator?" Padilla asked.

"I'll do it," Daniel Bard said.

It never came to that -- Padilla wound up otherwise occupied -- so Bard's Spanish-speaking skills were not put to the test.

"I know a little bit -- not much," he said the next day. "I took two years, one year in high school, one in college. It was a very tough ...

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