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Red Sox Acquire Marlon Byrd For Michael Bowden and Player To Be Named Later

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

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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.