A source tells Alex Speier of WEEI that the Red Sox have designated reliever Daniel Bard for assignment. Bard has spent the entirety of the 2013 season in the minors and has struggled when not injured badly so at times.

If indeed Bard has been DFA'd then he'll be off the Red Sox's 40-man roster. The Sox will then have a matter of days to trade release or out-right Bard and keep him in the minors. For the latter to occur Bard would need to clear waivers.