Jose Iglesias went 2-for-2 with a run scored in the Red Sox 5-1 win over the Rays Monday. Iglesias, who has developed an all-glove-no-bat-reputation had two well-struck doubles, and has consistently hit the ball well this spring.

“They’re aggressive swings, solid contact, he looks pretty confident at the plate right now,” said manager John Farrell.

“This is a talented guy who was a high-profile Latin player when he was signed here. And the adjustments he’s made at the plate in the offseason really freed up his swing, and there’s aggressiveness there. And I think more than anything just being a little bit more upright in the box it’s allowed him to see the ball more consistently as he’s described. And the fact that he’s seeing the ball well, he’s hitting with some confidence.”

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Farrell was at Field 2 in the back of the Sox complex to watch Daniel Bard throw a one-inning, 18-pitch simulated outing Monday morning. He was pleased with what he saw. Bard has not pitched in a Grapefruit League game since Feb. 25, working on his mechanics, particularly his stride to the plate.

“He’s much more consistent through the lane in which he’s intending to throw,” Farrell said. “You’re not seeing too many balls that are running up to the arm side as might have been the case early in camp particularly with his fastball. I thought a positive step from taking it from the mound the other day to a simulated session today. I don’t have an exact day when he’s slated to be in a game but that would be the next step.”

Farrell also was able to watch David Ortiz’s baserunning drills.