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Red Sox demote Daniel Bard

Updated: June 6, 2012, 12:25 AM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- The Boston Red Sox elected to send Daniel Bard to Triple-A Pawtucket to work out his pitching issues, manager Bobby Valentine said Tuesday.

The decision was made in the aftermath of Bard's last start Sunday in Toronto, in which he walked six and hit two batters in 1 2/3 innings.

The Red Sox activated outfielder Darnell McDonald to take Bard's roster spot.

Bard will continue to work as a starter in Pawtucket, at least for the time being, Valentine said. Daisuke ...

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