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Cubs claim Daniel Bard

Updated: September 6, 2013, 1:58 PM ET
ESPNChicago.com

The Chicago Cubs claimed pitcher Daniel Bard off waivers from the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday.

Bard, a 28-year-old right-handed reliever and onetime starter, was a dominant late-inning pitcher from 2009-11, but issues with his confidence and injuries derailed his career in Boston. He pitched in only two games for the Red Sox this season before he was sent to the minors.

"This guy was arguably one of the best set-up guys in baseball just a few years ago. Now he's healthy," ...

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