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April 24, 2013 at 12:06 AM

Red Sox recall Daniel Bard, option Wright to Pawtucket

The Red Sox announced the recall of right-hander Daniel Bard after Tuesday night's game, reported Kevin Thomas of the Portland Press Herald. In the corresponding move, pitcher Steven Wright has been optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket.

Bard, 27, was a mainstay in the Boston bullpen from 2009 through 2011 before attempting to convert to starting for the 2012 season. After struggling in 2012 and again in spring training, Bard was placed in Double-A Portland to begin the 2013 season. He pitched a scoreless inning in Tuesday's contest against the Binghamton Mets, the fifth consecutive appearance for Bard without an earned run.
Wright returns to Triple-A Pawtucket after making his major league debut earlier in the evening. Recalled by Boston for bullpen depth on April 17 when closer Joel Hanrahan went on the disabled list, Wright struggled in his only major league appearance, allowing five runs on six hits in 3 2/3 innings pitched.

Photo Credit: Daniel Bard by Kelly O'Connor