By Tyler Radecki
April 21, 2012

The Boston Red Sox have acquired outfielder Marlon Byrd and cash from the Chicago Cubs for pitcher Michael Bowden and a player to be named later, according to Gordon Edes of ESPNBoston.com.

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Byrd, 34, is making $6.5 million this season but is off to a dismal start, going 3-for-43 (.070) early on. With outfielders Jacoby Ellsbury and Carl Crawford on the disabled list, however, the Red Sox need outfielders and have been vocal about trying to find help.

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