Daniel Bard will be skipped in the rotation and is slated to work out of the bullpen for now.
Bard deserves to be picked up in mixed leagues as a flier if you are desperate for saves. If Bard sticks in the bullpen, as Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine was believed to have desired all along, it should only be a matter of time before he usurps Alfredo Aceves for the closer’s job. Bard was scheduled to start Sunday against the Yankees, but the game was rained out. Jon Lester will take the hill Monday against the Twins.