Red Sox acquire CF Byrd from Cubs
Chicago sends outfielder to Boston for pitcher
The Boston Red Sox acquired center fielder Marlon Byrd from the Chicago Cubs on Saturday.
The Cubs also sent cash to Boston in exchange for right-handed pitcher Michael Bowden and a player to be named later.
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.