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Three candidates left for two rotation spots

Posted by Peter Abraham, Globe Staff  March 22, 2012 03:54 PM

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FORT MYERS, Fla. Then there were three.

In alphabetical order, Alfredo Aceves, Daniel Bard and Felix Doubront are the remaining candidates for the final two rotation spots. That is, of course, barring a trade.

Andrew Miller (hamstring) has fallen out of the race. Bobby Valentine essentially said that Vicente Padilla has suffered the same fate because of a hamstring strain. Aaron Cook, who pitches tonight, can't get stretched out in time for the season. He threw 31 pitches over 3.1 innings in his last start. Getting to 85-90 pitches and six innings might would be asking a lot.

That leaves Aceves, Bard and Doubront. At the moment, Aceves and Doubront may be the favorites.

Valentine said today that Bard would pitch again in four days. Is it a start? "Right now it is," he said.

Bard has a 7.11 ERA in 12.2 innings, Doubront a 3.38 ERA in 10.2 innings and Aceves a 1.00 in 9.0 innings.

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