Sunday, April 22, 2012

Sox Get Marlon Byrd


Red Sox picked up Marlon Byrd yesterday from the Cubs.  The deal was officially Byrd and cash considerations from the Cubs for relief pitcher Michael Bowden and a player to be named later.  I don't know if it was Ben Cherington or Theo Epstein who fired the deal up, but who thought Marlon Byrd would make a difference on this team right now?

Apparently our centerfielders can't keep their shoulders in their sockets, as Jason Repko went down with what Bobby Valentine labeled as a "slight separation," after Jacoby Ellsbury popped his right shoulder sliding into Reid Brignac a week ago.  Ryan Sweeney and Cody Ross have panned out pretty well for us so far this season, and with Carl Crawford still nursing his left wrist, the Sox needed a quick fix.  Game time is 8:05 against the Yankees, weather pending over Fenway.

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