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Red Sox cut catcher Josh Bard

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The Red Sox have placed catcher Josh Bard on "unconditional release waivers," according to the Globe.

Bard signed with the Red Sox in early January.

This leaves the Sox with three catchers in camp: Jason Varitek, George Kottaras and Dusty Brown.

I won't go and find my comments, but I was saying shortly after this signing that I didn't expect Bard to be on the roster come Opening Day. Ching! He's been cut and now we'll see who can be Varitek's backup. Perhaps a trade is in the works? It seems a little fishy the Sox would cut a veteran over two rookies, but performance is performance.

Bard was batting .429 in 14 at-bats before being cut.