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Tuesday June 5th, 2012

Red Sox pitcher Daniel Bard has walked more batters than he has struck out this season. (Abelimages/Getty Images)

Boston Red Sox right-handed pitcher Daniel Bard was demoted to AAA Pawtucket on Tuesday, according to the Boston Globe.

Bard is 5-6 with a 5.24 ERA in 55 innings pitched in 2012. Bard has walked 37 batters compared to only 34 strikeouts and opponents are batting .256 against him.

Bard, in his fourth season, has career record of 10-19 with a 3.37 ERA.

"Just felt the best thing for the organization and Daniel was get in an environment where he could just work on that mechanic and not have to worry about the big league record and his teammates. I think it’ll be a quick turnaround," Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine said.

Outfielder Darnell McDonald, activated off the disabled list today, will take Bard's spot on the roster.

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