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Daniel Bard's reclamation project

Failed Red Sox starter hopes simplified approach will ease transition back to relief

Updated: February 7, 2013, 10:35 PM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Baseball has had its share of disastrous experiments. Jose Canseco trying to pitch. The White Sox wearing black shorts as uniforms. The Cubs using a college of coaches instead of a manager.

The Red Sox's attempt to convert Daniel Bard into a starting pitcher last season doesn't make that cut. You could even make the case that we'll never know whether it ultimately would have worked out, because the Sox pulled the plug after just 10 starts, the last a horror show in Toronto ...

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