Originally posted on PRO Rumors  |  Last updated 4/21/12
The 4-9 Boston Red Sox are close to acquiring Marlon Byrd from the Cubs, Nick Cafardo of The Boston Globe reports. Boston has been exploring the outfield market since they lost Jacoby Ellsbury to a dislocated shoulder. Earlier this week, we heard that the Red Sox were scouting veteran outfielder Scott Podsednik who is playing for the Phillies' Triple-A team. Byrd has gotten off to a very slow start this season accumulating 3 singles in 47 at-bats. He hit .276 with 9 home runs and 35 rbi's last season in 482 at-bats. Byrd has had success in the AL when he played for the Rangers from 2007-2009. With the Rangers, he hit .295 while totaling 402 hits in 1364 at-bats. Image taken by Keith Allison and used under the Creative Common License Agreement.
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