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Daniel Bard is still a mess

Red Sox pitcher Bard leaves game against the Blue Jays during their MLB baseball game in Toronto

Boston Red Sox pitcher Daniel Bard leaves the game against the Toronto Blue Jays during the second inning of their MLB American League baseball game in Toronto, June 3, 2012. REUTERS/Mark Blinch (CANADA - Tags: SPORT BASEBALL)

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After taking three months off with an abdominal strain Red Sox right-hander Daniel Bard returned to game action in the minors and showed that healthy or not his control problems haven’t gone away.

Pitching in a rookie-ball game against teenage hitters today, Bard walked five of the six batters he faced and uncorked two wild pitches before being yanked. He’s now walked 22 batters in 13 innings in the minors this season.

Suffice it to say he doesn’t seem likely to get a September call-up to Boston.

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