The Chicago Cubs claimed pitcher Daniel Bard off waivers from the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday. The Cubs claimed right-handed pitcher Daniel Bard, once considered one of the best setup pitchers in baseball, off waivers from the Red Sox on Wednesday. Bard was designated for assignment by Boston on Monday. To make room for Bard on the 40-man roster, the Cubs designated outfielder Cole Gillespie for assignment. Selected by the Red Sox in the first round of the 2006 draft, Bard struggled in three minor league stops after being sent down this season, pitching just 6 1/3 innings with 10 wild pitches and 23 walks between Double-A Portland, the Gulf Coast League and short-season Lowell. He pitched in only two games for the Red Sox this season before he was sent to the minors. Gillespie batted .203 with two doubles and four RBIs in 28 games with the Giants and Cubs this season.