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The Boston Red Sox are closing in on a deal to acquire outfielder Marlon Byrd from the Chicago Cubs.
The Boston Globe, citing a major league source, reported that the deal was not finalized.
The Red Sox are shorthanded in the outfield, with center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury sidelined with a dislocated shoulder and left fielder Carl Crawford recovering from offseason wrist surgery.
The 34-year-old Byrd is off to a dreadful start this season, batting .070 with three hits in 43 at-bats.
An All-Star selection in 2010, Byrd batted .276 with nine home runs and 35 RBIs in 119 games last season. He has a .278 career batting average with four different teams.
The Red Sox took another hit in center fielder when Jason Repko was hurt during Friday's loss to the New York Yankees.
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The struggling Boston Red Sox have acquired center fielder Marlon Byrd from the Chicago Cubs.
With Jacoby Ellsbury sidelined by a partially dislocated right shoulder, the Red Sox were in desperate need of some help in the outfield. Byrd is off to a terrible start this season with just three hits in 43 at-bats, but he hit .276 in 119 games last season and made the NL All-Star team...
BOSTON –– Through 11 seasons, Marlon Byrd has never reached the postseason. Acquired in a trade for Michael Bowden and a player to be named later on Saturday, the former Cubs outfielder is eagerly awaiting the chance to contribute to the Red Sox and end streak of October days at home. "I went through a building mode in Philly, a rebuilding mode in Washington, a rebuilding...
The Red Sox addressed a need over the weekend when they acquired Marlon Byrd from the Chicago Cubs in exchange for Michael Bowden. Byrd, a .278 career hitter, has struggled mightily at the plate this season in Chicago, but the veteran outfielder is expected to give the Sox outfield depth, especially in the wake of Jacoby Ellsbury's shoulder injury. The 34-year-old is excited...
Don't worry folks, Marlon Byrd and his .070 batting average is coming to save the Boston Red Sox.
With Carl Crawford and Jacoby Ellsbury on the disabled list and Jason Repko out with a shoulder injury after crashing into the wall on Friday, the Red Sox are a little shorthanded in the outfield. So with limited options available to them, the Red Sox reached out to old friend...
Well, that didn't take long. Say goodbye to Michael Bowden and hello to Marlon Byrd.
CSNNE's Sean McAdam confirmed the trade via Twitter:
Baseball source: Byrd to Red Sox for Michael Bowden and PTBNL done. Cubs will pick up "most'' of Byrd's $6.5 million.
I don't know that Byrd is an upgrade over anybody, but it does give us some decent outfield...
The Red Sox have reportedly been seeking help since losing Jacoby Ellsbury to injury. That help might soon arrive in the form of Marlon Byrd. The Sox are close to acquiring the veteran outfielder, according to The Boston Globe's Nick Cafardo. A deal isn't done yet, but the Cubs have reportedly been actively shopping Byrd, while Boston has been searching for outfield depth...
It’s more than just rumors at this point. It’s very close to becoming a done deal. The Chicago Cubs are sending outfielder, and former MLB All-Star Marlon Byrd to the Boston Red Sox. Presumably, for a left-handed pitcher. Rumored to be one of the reliever variety.
From CBS Sports:
Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com has confirmed. The news was first reported by Nick Cafardo of the...
The Chicago Cubs traded veteran centerfielder Marlon Byrd to Boston for 25-year-old right-handed pitcher Michael Bowden.
The Red Sox have made a move to shore up their outfield. Cubs center fielder Marlon Byrd is headed to Boston, according to ESPN Chicago. The Red Sox will get Michael Bowden, a right-handed pitcher from the minors, and a player to be named later, ESPN's Gordon Edes reports. Chicago will also take care of most of Byrd's $6.5 million salary. Reports first surfaced Saturday morning...
While Cubs president Theo Epstein did not receive an invitation to the Fenway Park 100-year event, he’s apparently still talking to the Red Sox. The Boston Globe‘s Nick Cafardo is reporting on Saturday that the Cubs are close to trading outfielder Marlon Byrd to Boston. Outfielders Jacoby Ellsbury, Carl Crawford, and Ryan Kalish are all currently serving time on the
Yesterday the Cubs traded Marlon Byrd to the Red Sox for Michael Bowden and a player to be named later. Bowden was drafted in the 1st round (47th overall) in 2005. He was the last of the 5 draft picks the Red Sox had in the 1st round that year. In 2006 Bowden established himself [...]
Maybe the rain that canceled last night's game between the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox was just what the home team needed before heading out on the road.
The Red Sox are scuffling right now, there's no doubt about that. So maybe a day of rest and relaxation was needed. A chance to put aside the start of the season and start fresh.
You have to think the injuries...