Sox hold Bard back to keep his arm fresh

March 8, 2011

Sox hold Bard back to keep his arm fresh
FORT MYERS, Fla. – When he was in Oakland, Red Sox pitching coach Curt Young always encouraged his veteran pitchers to ease into spring training. Ricardo Rincon, a lefty specialist who made 67 appearances in back-to-back season for Young’s Athletics a few years back, dialed things back for the first week or so of games. Octavio Dotel did the same the season Young had him in spring training with …
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